Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bedtime Beatboxing

So one night at the end of March, Lee put Elizabeth to bed. This is the "lullaby" he sang her.

The next day as I carried her around in front of me, I heard some odd smacking noises.

I think she's got the whole beatboxing thing down!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Entertaining...or horrifying?

I was entertaining Elizabeth the other day by making exaggerated faces at her. She loved it.

Then, to get her used to the camera, I let her look at the screen as I made the same faces into it. The resulting pictures had me gasping in horror and quite surprised that instead of screaming in terror, Elizabeth laughs.

So now I present Ducky's calm, tranquil, happy faces, and the reason behind those faces. Wouldn't you be terrified?

(Okay, looking back, she does look a little petrified in the first one. Who can blame her?)

Monday, April 27, 2009

First Laughs

Mmmmm....this little girl's belly laughs (or constipated pushing noises) is music to my ears. She just started doing this last Monday (April 20th). It's so fun!

First Food!

Ducky's first food was a peanut butter and white chocolate chip cookie. Do I win a mothering award or what?! :)

It actually was an accident. I was having her smell the cookie, and before I knew it she had whipped her hand up and shoved the cookie and my hand into her mouth. I removed both, but she succeeded in eating some crumbs. After a few lip smacks and a happy face, she looked for more.

Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of that experience, but she proved her intelligence and hunger for cookies in the bath that night. It's as if she knows the cup has pictures of cookies all over it, and she wants them. :)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Baby's Got Rhythm

I think she kept pretty good tempo with Lee's music. What do you think?

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Oohs, Aahs, and Cat Calls

If you want lots of attention, walk around with a baby strapped on you.

If you want attention and lots of "oohs" and "aahs" put said baby in a ridiculously frilly sunbonnet (Don't worry about it actually matching the rest of the outfit, no one is going to look at anything except the hat and squishy baby face inside).

And as Elizabeth and I learned today, if you want unsolicited cat calls from trucks driving by, repeat the previous steps while on an innocent walk to the library. Be sure to be outfitted in maternity jeans, slightly greasy hair in a ponytail, sneakers, and a torn backpack (oh yeah, and a wedding ring). I guess baby wearing screams avaliable and attractive around here. Who would have thought?! :)

Of course the calls could have been directed at her...