Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The closest she's ever gotten to crawling

This is usually where P sits while I'm on the
computer, in our spare room, as there's no other
place to put the office, yet. The view of her is
how I see her, sitting at the desk. Tonight she
was pretty cranky, and I had her sitting there,
and she was just desperate to get to me, crying
and reaching, when voila! she started to get the
idea of, "hey, I can move myself!"

First attempt. Her left leg swings
behind her, but she hasn't figured
out to move her other leg back, so
she ends up in an awkward (and I'm sure
uncomfortable) position. Actually, it
resembles a yoga position I was doing
earlier today, but I don't think she's
looking for zen. Maybe a milk zen.

Then we fall all the way forward, and get really
angry, because we HATE TO BE ON OUR
STOMACH. And yes, she is playing with a credit
card. Target. I'm teaching her early.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Bath Hair

Paisley is getting to the stage where she is getting into EVERYTHING! I feel like I can't turn my back for a moment without her finding something to chew on. We've already seen the plate incident, the other morning I put her on the floor so I could put in my contacts when Charles noticed that she somehow had found a penny on the floor. This morning I put her in her usual play spot while I went to scoop litter, came back and she had found a magazine, torn a few pages off and was proceeding to eat as much as possible. And as i've mentioned before, she's not even mobile.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Mischievous Girl

I was feeding P the other day, already frustrated
because she had grabbed the spoon from my
hand and flung food everywhere. I had been
eating lunch as well, went to rinse out her bowl,
and heard a huge crash. She somehow managed
to reach my plate and fling it on the floor. She's not
even crawling-I can't imagine what kind of destruction
she'll do when she's mobile.

She looks pretty proud of herself. Even
the cat is impressed, since he's usually
the one causing the problems.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

How does she know?

How does she know not to wake up
from her nap while I'm doing laundry,
dishes, emptying cat litter, watering
flowers, cleaning animal puke off of
the floor, but rather to wake up
THE MOMENT I sit down to scrapbook?
How does she do it?

Her newest trick is to say "dadada"
over and over. Not really sure if
she knows what it means...but the
other morning when she saw Charles
she very clearly said "DADA!"

Check out the ring of curls at the back of her head.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Chlorine water is SO GOOD

If we can't afford a built in pool, this is (almost)
the next best thing. At least no one will see me
in my swimming suit at the city pool.

The water was soooooooo cold, it
wasn't really much fun. Paisley didn't
seem to mind, even when she turned
an odd shade of purple and started

See, THERE'S the Walker in her.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Feeding time



Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Daddy's Girl

I ADORE this picture. It looks like they're
sharing some intimate secret.

No, these are not my legs. She's going for the goodies.

"Why mama? Why?"

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Small town fun

This is her hair. It's not a wig, there's no
product in it, we don't style it. It
just keeps getting bigger and bigger and I
have no intention of cutting it.

We're training her good and early with the

Our town had a "parade" yesterday, which we
thought P would like. I'm not really sure why
we thought an 8 month old wanted to watch
cars drive by, but she definitely did not like the
fire engines. She screamed right along with the
loud sirens.

It was a pretty sad parade...mostly trucks
promoting their businesses. I did think the Red
Hat Ladies were cute.

Banjo playing go carts.

I never did understand why this man was in
a bathtub.

All tuckered out.

Friday, June 9, 2006


We have a finch living in our garage. We found
it last night, and it had blood all over it's wings.
We tried to shoo it outside, but it just kept
returning, so we gave it some food and water.
He seems really content to live in the garage,
I've had the door open all day, but he won't leave.

I love being a stay at home mom, but sometimes
life can be so routine, that the most interesting
thing in my life is the bird living in our garage.

This is her "there's a cat near me!" face.

These pictures just make me smile-
she's such a goofball.

Sunday, June 4, 2006

Flower Girl

Is it just me, or does it seem like
she's holding her arms like this in
EVERY picture?

Cheese. Charles says she gets this
fake grin from me...but I think it's
the complete adorableness that she
gets from me.

She's pretty much done with her
grumpy phase. I guess she really
wasn't teething. Her new thing is
to scream if something gets taken
away from her. Charles and I aren't
quite sure how to handle this, are
we teaching her bad habits if we give
the object back? Or is she too young
to understand?

I believe she was trying to "pet"
a cat here. They've learned to stay
away from her, although she's been
bit more times than I like to admit.
I take the blame for that.

Friday, June 2, 2006

More zoo pics

Sheer joy? It was so hot and humid, her hair
turned into a big curly mess.

This one's for you, Kate.