Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Thanksgiving Trip in Pictures - Another Post by the Real Baby

This time last week I was looking out the window and pondering our trip to Missouri. How far is it? How long will it take? Will Paddy be a good dog?
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It took a long time, but it was worth it. We got to see lots of family.
That's me with my great Granny
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These are some of my cousins - I'm the youngest!
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I got to open some packages!
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I met Winnie the Pooh
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I got to ride on an airplane with Mickey Mouse as the pilot!
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I got some new books!
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I tried to share with Paddy, but Grammy wouldn't let me! I'm sitting like a big girl in my great-great grandpa's high chair. Wow - that's old!
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And on Saturday I went to my first Mizzou Tailgate party in Kansas City! They whooped up on the Kansas Jayhawks, and I think I was the good luck charm!
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Finally on Sunday, we headed home
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What a fun trip to Missouri! I'm cutting teeth, so I better go take a nap!

The Real Baby of Sheboygan County

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

All Bets Are Off - I'm Mobile! A Post from the Real Baby

Things have changed for me this week, and my whole world has opened up!  I can crawl!  This allows me to chase after Paddy and his toys!
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I have found lots of new things to get in to.  Baskets to pull over, paper bags to play with....
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And can you say "YARN?!"  I like the way it feels between my fingers.  I can see how Mama gets all wrapped up in her projects.  This stuff is fun!
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All this new activity has made for some early nights for me, too.  Luckily I have a soft place to rest on Daddy's belly.
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And did I mention that my top front teeth are breaking through? It's been a big week!

That's all for now!

The Real Baby of Sheboygan County

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Gourmet Baby

We have a gourmet baby on our hands.
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She is really growing and seems to gobble up just about everything I make for her.  And we're not talking mashed potatoes here.  Not yet, anyway.  I got it in my head that since I was no longer working I would have time to make her food.  It's not difficult, just some steaming and whirring in the food processor, followed by pouring in the ice cube trays, then packaging into little plastic freezer bags so we can grab what we need when it's time to eat.  
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It's funny, because I've made things for her that I would probably never make for us, as we're not really vegetable eaters.  Yes, I even roasted two pie pumpkins and made my own puree. And guess what - she liked it!
I guess I'm hoping to have a child who likes more than hot dogs and chicken nuggets and peanut butter sandwiches. I pray that I don't become a short-order cook.  Or perhaps I should just refuse to.
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I'm glad she likes avocado, which was her first food after a little rice cereal, and also yogurt. She loves sweet potato and her new favorite is edamame!  
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She likes all of this. And especially these
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It's fun to listen to her whittle them down with her little teeth. She's such a big girl in her high chair that was a gift from Uncle Wilbur
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She's over 17 pounds now, so I guess all the good nutrition is paying off! Perhaps my effort is worth is. Of course it is!
My blogging has become less frequent, as I have other things to tend to - like this
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The rope is not her toy, it's the dog's--and it's heading straight for her mouth! Whew! Just in time!

The Real Housewife of Sheboygan County
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