Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Boo! My first Halloween

What a silly holiday this is! Mommy and Daddy got me all dressed up, took a lot of pictures of me and generally acted goofy the whole time. But it was fun! Here I am on a blanket made by my Mommy's friend Diana Bishop. It sure is nice. Thank you!

As if I wasn't dressed silly enough already, Daddy put me in this funny pumpkin outfit to go outside.

And here I am all nice and cozy while Daddy wears short sleeves. Crazy guy!

We went to a couple of our neighbors' houses and they all thought I looked very cute! Then older kids started coming over to our house and Mommy was handing out candy. I think I'm going to like this holiday when I'm older!

Monday, October 29, 2007

We got a tornado shelter today

I feel much safer. We do live in "Tornado Alley" now, so daddy had a tornado shelter put in the garage this afternoon. It's one of the "flat top" models that you just park over, so it's nice. You can see what it looked like before it went into the ground, in the first picture to the right of the "Ditch Witch". After the concrete cures in a few days we'll get some more pictures.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Grandma and Grandpa Roslewski came to visit today

Today Grandma and Grandpa paid me a visit. It had been a full month since they had been able to make it down, so they needed their "granddaughter fix" pretty badly! Of course I made sure to be on my best behavior for them. Well, I tried to anyway.

While they were here, I got to try out a new food - Sweet potatoes! Grandpa and Daddy asked if it had butter and brown sugar on it. Silly men!

Here Grandma is trying to get me to eat some. Now I want you to notice Daddy and Grandpa in the background. Notice anything similar between them? Scary, huh? So that's what I'd look like if I'd been a boy!

Here's Daddy giving it a try. He wasn't having any more luck than Grandma. What can I say, I just wasn't in the mood for sweet potatoes today!

Grandma and Grandpa also brought down some really cute new outfits for me. Which is good because I'm growing so fast! I'm only 4 and a half months and some 6-9 month clothes fit me already. They also brought me some great little shoes with lots of tread on them for running around in. I didn't have the heart to tell them I can't even crawl yet. But I get the feeling they may have known that already. My grandparents sure are silly!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

I did it again! Rolled over, that is

But this time I only did it for Mommy. Daddy still hasn't seen me roll over for real yet. Maybe soon?

Friday, October 26, 2007

Nothing much to report today

Except for my big toenails have finally started growing. Isn't that exciting?

Sunday, October 21, 2007

More rice cereal today

I got to try out this "rice cereal" thing again this morning. It went a little better this time. Daddy used the spoon, and I actually ate quite a bit! I wasn't too crazy about opening my mouth, but once he got the spoon in I swallowed it just fine. Maybe it's not so bad after all. We'll keep trying this for a week or so before I get to try something else.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

What you all have been waiting for, The Main Event!

I don't think I really need to write much here, the pictures tell it all!

Mommy tries to serve me my very first spoonful of rice cereal:

I was somewhat less than enamored with the flavor! Maybe it's an "acquired taste"?

Ah, but Daddy got some on my fingers! You know how good those fingers taste. Maybe, just maybe, this stuff will be okay.

Or maybe not...

I was really happy when they decided to call it a day!

We'll try more tomorrow they tell me. Where's that pizza and hamburgers Daddy was talking about?

A little more "chair time" today

We're going to try solid food a little later today, but I spent a little more time this morning getting used to my chair. Mommy and Daddy like it because I can sit right at the table with them while they eat, which means I don't get cranky.

Next I am determined to eat that lion with my spoon!

Friday, October 19, 2007

We bought a high chair

Since the doctor today gave me the go-ahead for solid foods, Mommy and Daddy went out and bought me a high chair tonight! They won't feed me any solid foods until tomorrow, but had me test it out so that I'd be used to it by then.

I'm not so sure about this!

Four month checkup today!

I had my 4 month checkup today and boy am I growing!

Height: 27" - off the percentile chart!
Weight: 15 lbs 10 oz - 90th percentile
Head circumference: 16 inches - 40th percentile

I keep growing and growing and growing!

I also got some more shots, which was no fun at all. I think I did better than last time, though. Mommy held me through the shots which made me feel a little better.

But the best news is that the doctor said I could start eating some solid foods! No, Daddy, she doesn't mean pizza and hamburgers, she means rice cereal!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

How can you tell when a baby's tired?

When she falls asleep like this!

If a baby rolls over and there's no one to see it...

So I did it today! I finally rolled over from my tummy to my back. I was laying on Mommy and Daddy's bed and they were making me have the dreaded "tummy time". Oh how I hate tummy time. Of course I put all this work into figuring out how to finally get onto my back, and as soon as I get ready for the attempt, Mommy and Daddy step into the bathroom to brush their teeth or something. So I did it anyway, I'm not going to wait around for the old fogies. When Daddy came back out, there I was, on my back! Needless to say Daddy and Mommy were pretty impressed, but sad that they didn't get to actually see it. Naturally I have not been able to reproduce the stunt, but I will keep trying until I can. Hopefully another one will happen soon!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Turner Falls, Oklahoma

Today we went on a fun trip down to Turner Falls in southern OK. There is a natural 77 foot waterfall and lots of pretty scenery. We even had a picnic lunch there.

Here I am with Mommy in front of the falls.

Daddy even got to do some rock climbing!

And here Daddy took a picture from up there of Mommy and me. Now how did he get that picture if Mommy just took a picture of him? Could Daddy be silly enough to climb up there twice? I think so!

Here's a picture Daddy took from the top of the falls. The bottom of the falls is on the left, on the right is the river leading to it.

We really had a lot of fun. We'll have to go back next summer and go swimming!

Aren't I cute?

Monday, October 8, 2007

First doctor's visit today :(

It seems like I caught a little something over the past few days. I've been sneezing and coughing a lot and my appetite has gone down. So today Mommy and Daddy took me to the pediatrician. She checked me out and said I had an ear infection. I got some antibiotics and hopefully I'll be better real soon. It's no fun being sick!

This also means that I won't be able to have my four month checkup until next week. It was supposed to be on Thursday, but they can't give me my shots since I'll be on the antibiotics. So it'll have to be next Friday. Unfortunately, this means Daddy will have started at his new job and won't be able to take me. So Mommy gets to hold me again while I get my shots!

And the doctor did weigh me today; I am up to 15 pounds even!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

How do you eat a Giraffe?

One bite at a time! Yum, yum. And the Zebra is next!

Monday, October 1, 2007

I have discovered my toes!

I have toes! I just figured this out while sitting on Mommy's lap. I looked down, and saw these silly little things wiggling down there. So I had to touch them and study them. And guess what, they're attached to me! Maybe next I'll try to get them in my mouth like everything else I can touch. I bet they taste good!