Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Lucy on the Move

Well, I think it's about time to "baby proof" the house. Lucy can pretty much crawl towards anything she wants to these days even if it is all the way across the room. Yesterday I left her in the living room and she crawled all the way to her room and back to the front door! She was following me while I was cleaning up the house. It's so cute...she has this look on her face while she's crawling like she's so excited to be able to get around :) I also have to be careful what I leave on the floor. Here she is pulling everything out of her diaper bag.

Lucy the explorer...
I left her in her room on the floor and I came back to find her under her swim float. She must have pulled it over on top of herself...lol
digging through her closet :)
Mommy's little dust mop...
I don't know if you can see it but her shirt was SO dirty by the end of the day. Yikes! I'm going to have to clean the floors more often...haha

This video gives you an idea of how fast she can go. I think it's easier for her to slide across the hardwood floors since her crawling method is pretty much dragging herself :)

Here she is crawling on the carpet. She gets a little more traction so sometimes she pushes herself up on all fours. It doesn't look it will be long before she has this crawling thing figured out :)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Our Little Jumping Bean

So last week I had Lucy in her exersaucer and she was making quite a ruckus jumping up and down and shaking the whole thing (as she has been doing for weeks, lol). And then it dawned on me that she was probably big enough to use the doorway jumper. She loved it! :)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Peek-A-Boo, Messy Eater, Story Time, Maggie, Sippy Cup, Daddy's Work

One day last week I walked into Lucy's room after she woke up from a nap to find her fussing and pulling down the crib bumper trying to see out. She has really started moving around in the crib and most of the time she will play around and talk to herself for a few minutes after waking up. But once she is ready to get up she tries to break out...lol
funny face

cute smirk

wow! check out those cheeks :)

Here she is eating a strawberry in her mesh feeder bag (I'm not sure what you call those things). I put a frozen strawberry in there hoping that it would help numb her gums.

getting frustrated
what a mess

Story time with Daddy

This soft sided book is great for her age because she can chew on it and play with the stuff inside.

...looking at all the farm animals

paying close attention
smiling for the camera
Last week we kept Scott and Ashley's dog while they were on vacation. Lucy loved watching Maggie and squealed with excitement when she came close.
checking each other out
Lucy making a face after Maggie gave her kisses
Daddy's idea of a toy
Lucy trying to take a sip...the lid was closed but it's funny how she knows just what to do with a bottle or cup, she goes straight for the top. :)
Lucy has learned how to hold her sippy cup and tilt it up to get a drink but the problem is too much comes out and she gets choked up.

all done...

The pictures below capture how Lucy was feeling last week.
I think she might have been teething because she would chew on her bottom lip and moan. It was so sad. Thankfully she is feeling better now.

poor baby...

Well, I thought I would post some pictures of our new house. We decided that we needed more room so we are moving at the end of this month...just kidding :) This is a house that Josh has been working on out in Harriman. He and Scott trimmed out all the windows and doors and installed baseboard. I thought it would be fun to post some pictures of what my hubby has been doing lately...

Isn't it pretty? I love the natural wood trim.
I think this is the dining room...
...and a small deck off of the master suite
It takes some skill to trim out a rounded window...I'm impressed :)
The Lord has been so good to provide Josh with plenty of work this summer. Even though it means he has had to work some long days and come home late at night I am so thankful that he is busy and the Lord is blessing his business.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Six Months Old!

Lucy turned 6 months old last Saturday! She is becoming more and more active every day. She is getting really good at scooting/dragging herself across the floor. It's not unusual for me to find her several feet from where I laid her down to play. She wants to eat/taste everything! She always reaches for whatever we are eating. I've started giving her oatmeal cereal, fruit and sweet potatoes. I've also given her water in a sippy cup. She can hold on to it with both hands but hasn't learned how to tilt it up yet. Something else she has learned to do this past month is spit (blow her lips)...lol. I don't know who taught her that. One day I just noticed she was doing it all the time.
What a cutie!

Our silly girl still sticks her tongue out...such a goof ball :)

pretty blue eyes
trying to balance
She still can't sit up on her own so I propped her up against some pillows for playtime.

Above is a video of her "crawling" skills. I think it's funny how she kept looking at the camera and smiling before she started scooting towards the hat. Also she likes turning in circles :)
Below is a video of her getting on her hands and knees. She has learned how to get up on all fours but can't seem to go anywhere. She just rocks back and forth and gets very frustrated...as you can see :)

As Josh likes to say..."happy baby"
...scooting around

Poor baby got a mosquito bite on her forehead. Hope those mosquitoes don't like her as much as they like mommy :)
Also new this month...mommy cut some bangs!