Usually, when it comes to nap time, Hannah goes and stays in mommy and daddy’s room (she has her own pack-n-play in there). Yesterday, I invited her to my crib to show her my new standing technique. She caught on really quick and we had some good times … until we realized we had no idea how to sit down!
Originally this was supposed to be two separate posts, ideally spaced out over a period of time (the longer the better). As you’ll see it didn’t quite work out that way.
But I digress…
As you know Maile is much more mobile now and has started to get into things that really aren’t toys. Like daddy’s electronics cabinet. Given this new development, Mommy and I have embarked on a mission to baby proof the apartment.
Our first step was to secure the electronics cabinet. We thought we had a great plan.
This is what happened the very first time Maile went over to check out the cabinet again:
And a mere 5 minutes later this is what transpired:
Needless to say – the Force is strong with this one.
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I overheard Grandma Jill ask Daddy how my Music Together classes were going so I thought I’d chime in with the latest. I attended my third class today and I think I’m starting to get the hang of it – I even cracked a few smiles during the songs. I’m starting to enjoy playing the instruments and I think I almost have the opening to Sweet Child O’ Mine nailed – just a few more classes and I’ll be there.
I like playing on the drums, but my instrument of choice is definitely the rattle. I know what you are saying, “Baby shaking a rattle – how cliché!” – but I can’t help where my talents lead me, I just need to go with the flow…
(Dad note: I apologize for the random yelps of joy coming from behind the camera during this video – Maile’s rattle playing just really got me going…)
The weather was out of control gorgeous this weekend, so we went and had our first picnic of the year with a bunch of our friends. It wasn’t just the first picnic of the year, it also was technically my first picnic … ever! My friends Hannah, Sophie and Jake joined us. It was a baby party (for the first of many more times I’m sure, our parents were our chaperones…)
Here I am discovering a single blade of grass - absolutely fascinating!
Hannah just got back from Mexico so we had lots to catch up on - unfortunately, she picked up some Spanish while she was away and I couldn't really understand her...
Help! I've caught a frisbee, but I don't know how to "un-catch" it!
Daddy says he loves this shot of his two pretty girls - as Hannah would now say, "gracias papa!"
Pretty sure this isn’t what the Slow Food movement has in mind – but we’ll borrow the name and call it Slow Food, Maile-style.
We’ve been teaching Maile how to feed herself and also experimenting with non-mushed food items. Maile has taken right to it – albeit a bit slowly. She picks up the pieces of the food, turns it over and over, inspects it and then sllooooowly moves her arm towards her mouth. And 6 times out of 10 the food actually makes it to its destination.
We promise this is the last post on sign language for awhile – but following up from last week, I think you’ll see in this video, that not only is Maile communicating what she wants via sign language, but she is even starting to inject a little attitude into it!