Monthly Archives: March 2011

Cantaloupe ~214 days old

Today Gracen got to try a chunk of cantaloupe, and she loved it. Little did we know, she was not only sucking and gnawing on it, but she was also storing little chunks in her cheeks for later!

Grae Can Stand! ~214 days old

So these photos aren’t great, but this moment snuck up on me, and I obviously wasn’t quite ready!

Happy Birthday, GC! ~213 days old

We are very lucky to have been able to have Grandma Charlotte here for her birthday. We celebrated with friends, good music, some drinks, and yummy cupcakes from Crumbs.

Sweet Shoes, Grae ~213 days old

How cute are these?

Sitting ~213 days old

Gracen has been very close to sitting up unassisted for a while now, but tonight she was sitting steadily enough for us to move away and give her some space of her own.

First Easter Party ~213 days old

So although Easter is still a month away, today our school’s National Honours Society hosted their annual Easter party for faculty children.

7 Months Old ~212 days old

We had a busy, fun-filled day today and I actually didn’t take a single photo until bedtime rolled around… The days just seem to fly by right now, and somehow our little girl is already 7 months old.

Here’s what our little doodlebug is up to right now:
• She continues to LOVE bath time and being in her jumper
• She absolutely adores being taken out to parks, malls, and grocery stores where she can people watch and investigate new things
• She is very happily exploring all kinds of new foods (and textures, spices, and herbs) and now eats brown rice cereal, avocado, rice rusks, banana, butternut squash, spinach, apple slices, sweet potato, peas, and chunky applesauce (asparagus, chickpeas, and beets are next!)
• She loves sucking on ice cubes in her mesh feeder
• She constantly babbles and smiles when interacting with people
• She can just about sit on her own, however she still sometimes topples backwards, so she has to have someone very close by
• She can support her full weight on her chubby little legs
• She often sleeps with her feet up on the bars of her crib and never wakes up in the position she was put down in
• She still sleeps through the night for about 11 or 12 hours, but she’s now waking up to eat around 3 or 4 a.m. (I think we’re amidst a little growth spurt)
• She gives the best sloppy open-mouth kisses EVER
• She is still obsessed with water and water bottles, and is now enjoying little sips of water now and then
• She is also completely obsessed with tags and is able to find them on anything (often times she’d rather play with the tag than the toy!)
• She just recently discovered birds and shadows and is completely captivated by both

Park Play Date ~211 days old

We’ve been enjoying the cooler weather now for a couple of weeks, but it seems like our time may have come to an end… Today was HOT. Hopefully our park play date days don’t come to an end toooo quickly…

The Talented Houdini ~210 days old

Gracen’s been swaddled while sleeping since the day she was born. Just recently, I discovered a really cool product called the Woombie, and with the help of Nona and Grandma Charlotte, got a couple to Kuwait to try out. Yes, I realize that it is essentially a baby straightjacket, but don’t judge me… Grae starting sleeping for 11 hours through the night when she was 6 weeks old, and that’s what’s important. 🙂 It’s hard to tell from this picture, but the Woombie is basically a peanut-shaped garment that zips up and snaps high around the baby’s neck, leaving them comfy cozy in a womb-like environment. You’d think that this thing would be Houdini-proof… But no, not for our little escape artist! She managed to wriggle her arm up and out of the tiny little neck hole after not just one, but TWO naps today. What a little monkey!

Meandering in Mahboula ~209 days old

Gracen is snuggled up and ready to see what kind of adventures today’s walk brings.