Saturday, October 31

First Foods, Halloween, Bath Time, and the Party Wagon

We have a lot of ground to cover in this post so lets get busy!

First things, first. Rease is loving food. She started solids about 2 weeks ago and is loving almost everything we have given her. I have even gotten her to eat quite a bit of her peas :)

I am trying to make all of her baby food, using organic veggies and fruits when possible. So far we have made squash, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, peas and bananas. I have apples, pears, and avacados on the agenda for tomorrow. I want to make her rice cereal too, but I have to check with the doc about possibly needing iron supplements since all of the baby cereal is fortified with that, so she is eating store bought cereal right now, but hopefully that will change soon.

Here are some peas, pumpkin and cereal.
Rease post dinner.
I am pretty sure she was thining "oh that was good".

Thinking she is hott stuff holding the spoon.

So messy, but so cute.

The bath that took place moments after dinner.
Apparently she was still hungry because she
ate her tows the whole time.

I know, you are all jealous your hair doesn't do this!

Ignoring mommy's attempt at a kiss.

Just hanging out before bed. So happy.

Monday night I was making dinner and kept asking Chris to bring Rease in and get her ready to eat. After a few attempts (and I am sure a little annoyance in my voice) he told me to come in the living room. And this is what I found.
He put his hand on Rease's head to keep it from flopping around (she was falling asleep but he didn't realize it) and a few minutes later she was out. She wasn't happy when I whisked her off to change her diaper (in hopes to wake her up). But, as soon as the food hit her mouth she was happy once again.

Rease really, really, really wants to crawl. Here are a couple of pictures of her trying pretty hard to hone her skills. She is creeping pretty well just needs to figure out to use her hands and arms and not her head. She also likes to lay down and pull herself into a sitting position and then up to a standing position.

Getting pretty
good at creeping along.

She pulled herself up and stood like this for about
20 seconds. She is getting too big!

Hanging out with daddy after work.

The only thing that I like about Halloween is when little kids come to the door dressed up in super cute outfits. Well, that and that the big bag of candy left in the kitchen because we only had 2 of those said kids.

Chris' favorite part of Halloween (well, that might be a stretch, but I really don't know if he has a favorite part of Halloween) is the Party Wagon. We really don't know if that is the proper term, but that is what we call it. Last year we were in the living room and all the sudden could hear "Thriller" being played so loud outside. We opened the curtains and saw a tractor pulling a hay wagon full of adults and glowing lights around town. They just so happened to stop in front of our house for the majority of the song. The entourage was complete with some guy dressed up as a ghost or something walking a dog beside the wagon. Chris has been wondering all week if we would see said wagon again and low and behold - they just drove by. This time with a wagon full of kids and the adults walking behind while belting out some weird rap song involving the Chipmunks. Weird. I would like to say that that is why Rease is laying in her crib screaming right now, but it isn't. She has woken up about 2 times after being put to bed for the last week and half. She won't go back to sleep on her own, is dry and isn't hungry. If Chris goes in she just screams more and won't calm down at all. I go in and she falls asleep as soon as I pick her up and sit in the chair. As soon as I lay her down she wakes up smiling and won't go to sleep. So, enough is enough we are just going to have to figure out a way out of this habit. So it has been about 5 minute of crying so far and it is more like a wimper here and there now. I'll give it another 5 and hope she is asleep by then.

Anyway, back to Halloween. Rease was a ballerina. Not the best costume idea ever, but it only took me about 20 mintues to make the tu-tu and I wanted something that could be worn in her carseat (even though we only went to one place). I also bought her some rather adorable Robeez a while back and she has only worn them about 5 times. At that rate it is costing about 6 dollars per time she has worn them so I wanted to find another use for them as she has just about outgrown them. Here are some pictures.

Rease's Halloween outfit for daycare.
The only explanation I have for the crazy look on her face
is it was really early.
I probably look that dazed in the morning too.

These were uploaded out of order, but cute.
So enjoy!

Daddy said something very funny during bath time.

I love to get a bath in my bumbo seat!

I am getting pretty chubby!

Back to Halloween

I love this one, probably my favorite.
Those eyes melt my heart every time I see them.
"I am not too sure about this outfit mom"

Adorable. They both look so happy.

Look at the baby and not the sink of dirty dishes!

Halloween 2009

She still isn't done crying so I guess I will go back in and try again. Good night all. Hopefully Rease will be sleeping soon. Enjoy this video on your way out! P.S - I got her to sleep before the video finished uploading, yea!


Mandy & Jeremy Hall said...

How do you keep your bumbo from floating in the bathtub?!?!

LOVE the pics of Rease!!!!!!! SO SWEET!

Kristen said...

Adoreable costume! I love the shoes...suck a sucker for them. I cannot believe how close she is to crawling. Goodness, it all goes by so fast. I bet the next time I see her she will be walking! lol.