Thursday, June 21, 2012

Parenting Folly

Lex is a wiggler these days.  She has a little play mat with toys that hang above her, which she loves.  When I lay her on it, she promptly starts to turn herself around on it, and plays with the bars on the side (which are foam) as much as she does the toys.  Today While I was getting ready I had her laying on it out in the living room.  She was just cooing and laughing and when I came out of the bathroom I saw this:

Ha!  I quickly checked to make sure she was fine, then ran to grab the camera.  For the record, she was completely content with the fact that she had collapsed the mat on herself:

Good grief, this girl is going to give me a run for my money!!!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Four Whole Months!

Okay, okay... so four months isn't that long.  But yikes, time has flown!  Slow it down, would ya?

Some things my baby girl loves lately:

- Standing. 
 We'll put a finger in each of her hands and she grips it and stands and balances herself with that little boost from us.  

- Outside.  
ANYTHING outside.  Going for walks in her stroller (without the car seat, just sitting on her own, thanks very much.  She's quite a big girl these days), laying on a blanket in the grass, hanging out at the pool... this girl is down for anything that includes the outdoors.  

- Yelling.  
Yep, yelling.  Not because she's mad, no, simply to hear the sound of her own lovely voice.

- Her feet.  
She's recently discovered that they're actually hers, and can move them at will.  It makes her very excited.  She also enjoys kicking all her blankets up in the air until she's completely uncovered at naptime when I put her in her crib.  Little stinker.

- Her "straight jacket."
Okay, it's actually a swaddling blanket, and she is actually not a fan, but it does help her sleep and I am a BIG fan of that!

- Teething toys.
She's been chomping on anything cold for days now.  Frozen toys, popsicles, slurpees... she's loving it all.

She can't sit alone, but we're working on it.  She doesn't like to be laid down in your arms, cause she knows that means she's going to sleep.  Sometimes I have to trick her into sleeping by sitting her up on my lap and bouncing her on the exercise ball and slooooooowly lowering her down to a laying position so she won't notice.  She's too smart for her own good.

-Rolling onto her side.
Whether she's on her back or stomach, she rolls herself to her side.  I'm not sure why she like that position so much, but the girl is wiggly.  Yesterday I laid her on the ground by my desk while I worked and within 10 minutes she had turned herself 180 degrees, simply by rolling to her side, kicking, rolling to her back, then going back to her side again.  Good gravy, I'm going to be in trouble soon.

And now, a few recent pictures:

 SO happy to go on a walk!

 Sleeping in the stroller (a rare thing!)

 Grumpy pants.  Stinkin teething.

Aaaaand... a popsicle makes everything better!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


I had to post this picture for Lex's enjoyment later in life:

Yes, that says what you think it says.  And yes, Keesha did write her name in Sharpie on the bib.  We sure do love Keesh, and all her silliness and fun!   

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Today we took Lex to the pool for the first time.  I think it's safe to say she enjoyed herself:

I'm SO glad she loves being outside and in the water, because that's precisely where I love to be in the summer as well!

(And I just can't get over those little piggie tails and her "praying hands."  Ha!)