Sunday, September 11, 2011

pulling up?!! and photodump

After learning to crawl last weekend, Clara has perfected the art now. It is the cutest thing EVER and she is so proud of herself! The only downside is that now we have to baby-proof a bit. Luckily when Scott switched our "bisque" outlets for bright, modern, white last year, he installed the kind that are automatically baby-resistant (you have to stick something in both slots at once for either to open). We also traded in our glass coffee table for an upholstered storage ottoman and tray.  Now we just have to strap the TV to the wall, gate off danger areas like the bathroom, fasten a rogue lamp cord to the baseboard, and install small hooks for the blinds' cords .   We're not going to worry about kitchen cabinets and such at this point since we're hoping to sell our house soon and not have to do all that in two houses.

Scott went to check on Clara on Thursday and she was standing up in her crib! She hasn't done it since, but we went on and lowered the mattress to be on the safe side. It's unbelievable to me that in the course of a couple of weeks, she's started talking ("dada"), crawling, and pulling up. Can someone please stop time??

I have a post about breastfeeding ready to go up later this week, but since Clara's paternal grandmother is reportedly in withdrawal from no new pics, this is enough words for now :-)

my first carousel ride - with grandma!

crinkly-eye smiles are the most fun

the kitties are in big trouble now that I can crawl


meeting daddy's brother, Uncle Don T, for the first time. he likes cool stuff like cartoons. I think we will be bff's.

mommy thought it would be fun to take pictures in the grass. I thought it would be fun to eat grass.
Have a great week!


Dirt Princess said...

She is beautiful!!! I can't believe how big she has gotten!!! Your pics are great

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

She is just so cute!! Sounds like she is doing great.

Littlest True Blue said...

Once they get going they just don't stop! I'm shocked at the changes in Alexandra in just a couple weeks! It's like they start to get confidence and are brave enough to try new things! She is adorable ! Love the crazy smile!

Lesley said...

I love the last picture especially! So funny, all the toys. How exciting to witness all these developments. I really hope that Penelope crawls one day (soon)-- I never did crawl, but I think that crawling babies are SO CUTE.

Clara said...

Clara is so sweet!!!! (and has the best name EVER! but i'm partial of course! there are so few clara's!) i saw your comment on my playdate post and had to come check you out and follow your adorable adventures! can't wait to read more about it all!

Anonymous said...

She is SUCH a cutie!!! I love the picture of her eating the remote control.

That is so cool that she is crawling already. Henry tries, but he doesn't know how to put the car in D. He can only scoot backwards. It's funny but I hope he is able to figure it out soon, because he is so frustrated. :) And awesome that she's pulling up already too!