Sunday, September 7, 2008

7 Months!!





Wow! Where in the world did the time go? This morning we all slept in until 8:30. My brother and his girlfriend were in town, so we had the pleasure of their company when we went to mass at 11. Afterwards, I came home and threw together a lunch feast: roasted green pepper enchiladas, homemade pizza, and Spanish rice (that was really more tomato rice, but we'll just forget about that detail). We were STUFFED!!!




I also made some food for Mari: sweet potatoes, squash, and yucca. I mixed the first two with the yucca and a bit of cereal. To make it a less sticky puree, I added the broth that I used to boil all of the vegetables. (great tip that I learned from the cookbook, thanks Shannon!!) I have about 2 weeks worth of food for her. I hope she likes it. I think she will, but we'll see!


We watched a little bit of football, but then it was time to go to Pump It Up Jr in East Plano for a birthday party! I love that Mari has already been to a couple of kids birthday parties. She's old hat at parties and she totally loves them. This was her first time in a bounce house of any kind and she seemed to like it. We eased her into the slide and she was totally unphased by it. I think I could've released her from the very top and she wouldn't have been bothered by it. Such a little daredevil, I tell ya. Even better was her mood. I fully expected her to be cranky since she hadn't had a really good nap all day. 15 minutes here, 30 minutes there, but no hour long naps. She was a trooper, though, powered through and played with the big kids (since the party was for a 2 year old). And she just jumped right on in with them. I think it's because she enjoys playing with William from her school. He's 19 months and she follows him around and plays with him all day long. These big kids didn't seem that big to her. =)

Afterwards, I dropped off the kiddo and my honey and headed on to the maternity photo shoot, but that warrants a separate post of its very own.

Mari's highlights:

  1. She has discovered my hair and enjoys combing/yanking on it. (She's actually doing it as I type this...LOL!)
  2. She is full on cruising. Not much longer until she starts walking and there is a small part of me that isn't ready for that. (they really do grow so fast!)
  3. She does this growl thing (which is hilarious) when she's angry or frustrated. Sometimes, she'll just growl for the heck of it.
  4. She says ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma and ba-ba-ba-ba. When she's really mad, she'll say Mama! I'll appear and smile. I don't know if she associates that with me or not, but it is still pretty cool to hear her voice.
  5. She loves Guapo. He's done a great job adapting to her. They are about the same size now, length and weight and she just can't get enough of him! He, on the otherhand, is starting to show that he's a little bored with her. He'll lick her to protect himself.
  6. She's starting to understand, "No." So far, no tantrums when I tell her no, she just stops what she's doing and smiles.
  7. She understands the concept of hidden objects. She has a sound machine in her crib and even though I've buried it behind the stuffed pig, which is in front of the cow pillow, she'll discover it. Even when it is off! She does this with all sorts of things. She just looks under pillows or blankets.
  8. She loves to climb on top of things too! She has her favorite box that she'll bang away and use to climb on whatever she can. We've become her own personal jungle gyms.
  9. She likes being held upside down.
  10. She really loves bath time. She doesn't mind at all when I pour water on her face. She just likes to splash around and play with her bath toys.

That's all folks! Have a fabulous week!

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