Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

Green Beans Diaper

Daddy had to change the green beans diaper.
Erin: 1, Universe: 0.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Green Beans

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We'll try again tomorrow; see if it goes any better.

I have a lot more video--I'll put it up on Facebook.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Happy First Birthday, Sophia!!

Today was Sophia's birthday party. I can hardly believe (and I'm sure I'm not alone) that she turns one next week. It was a great party, and it was so fun to get the girls together. If you remember, three of my girlfriends (Naomi, Cara and Sarah) were pregnant at the same time as me. What a bond! All of our daughters were born within six months of each other.

Have you ever tried to take a photo of four babies and a toddler?
This is what happens (in order):







Nobody cried until after the pictures (except me), so I guess I should be thankful. I hope one of the other moms got a better shot (or two) than I did!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

A very merry unbirthday to you!

To you!
At 10:28 this morning, my little SJ turned six months old!
Time flies when you're having fun.
We're celebrating by going to get some shots. Wahoo!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Mail Order Baby

Look what came in the mail today!
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Six Months Ago Today


Six months ago today I was in labor.
I can hardly believe it.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Como Zoo

Today was such a beautiful day that I decided to take advantage and go on an adventure to the Como Zoo. What a blast!
"Mom, there are butts in this photo."
I thought these two looked an awful lot like us...
I could not believe the sheer size of this guy.
The poor lions looked so sad.

SJ LOVED the giraffes! She could really see them moving around.

Enraptured by the giraffes.

Two peas.This is the tiger that ate Lauren's hat when we were little.
I'm sure of it.
I think I may have had more fun than SJ, but who cares!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

First Bites

Shirley Jean's very, very first bite of solid food:
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And of course, the airplane.

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So full. Nap time.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Finished Project

Too big.Too small.
Juuuuuust right!


An Expert

Somebody is quickly becoming a "sitting up" expert.
Here she is sitting up in her first restaurant high chair, out to dinner with "Grandma" Julie and Sasha. You should have seen her sitting up in the shopping cart at Wal-Mart! She really thought she was something else!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Out with the old, in with the new!


Dear Baby Gap,
Thank you for calling your 6-12 month size "newborn" and "infant." It made cleaning out the closet a lot easier on this sentimental mommy to know that somebody else still thinks she's a newborn, too.
Good marketing.
I will remain a loyal customer, despite your ridiculous prices just for those little tags that say "infant."
Sincerely yours,
ShirleysMama

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Sitting Baby, Running Bull


I'm not so sure this was a good idea, Mama.




Oh my gosh! I am the only baby EVER to sit up in all of time! Mama, look at MEEEEEEEE!
Oh, this can't be good.


Mama, tell Grandma Brenda that my jams are too big, but SOO pretty with my eyes.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Her first Games


I should have written this post months ago, but I didn't think any of you would believe me.
Soon after SJ started laughing in July, I realized that she was playing a game with me. When we sit down to nurse, she eats her fill, and then "pretends" to latch on, and then lets go and looks at me with a huge grin on her face. Then I say, "OH! You tricked me!" And she laughs and laughs. And she does it over and over until one of us gets bored. It's the sweetest thing. And clever, no? She's seriously been doing this since she was about three months old.
She also made up another game about three weeks ago. She thinks it is so funny when her fingers find their way into OUR mouths. She laughs as I "cookie monster" her fingers, and she pulls them out, and then sneakily reaches back for my mouth.
I love a baby with a sense of humor.
The above photo is from a couple of weeks ago, wearing an outfit that my mom saved from when I was a baby. She looks so pretty in blue!