Monday, May 30, 2011


what a crazy month of visiting and family and travel.

A few gems of the airplane world:
on the way there, Airtran left our carseat. in the jetway.  in milwaukee.    they had to 'loan' us one in SF to get to Jan's house, and delivered ours the next day.
on the way back, this super bitchy stewardess made me take a SLEEPING baby out of the Ergo for take-off.

but the stay in CA was great.  Althea became this tiny socialite; charming people left, right and center with her fart noises, grins,  and general sunny disposition.  she learned to wave.  and cluck her tongue.  and she got FAST.  so watch out world.

then we were home for literally 1 day before I took off sans husband for a 3 day weekend camping trip.  Althea took it like a champ.  she was called 'party baby'.  and once again charmed everyone.

Monday, May 9, 2011

just some adorable pictures of my adorable baby.

Althea's current favorite book: the Itsy Bitsy Spider.

bucket baby bath

let me out!

eating:  action shot

Had my first mothers day.  it was awfully sweet.  Life is more or less perfect.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

9 months

29" long.  18 lbs, 9 oz.  (we had Dr. appt today).
Also:  a partial list of things althea can do, or particularly likes.

sit up by herself (from laying down)
pull up to standing on the furniture.  she doesn't know how to put one foot down, so she just pulls up from her knees to her feet.  it looks really hard.  she can also sit back down.
crawl:  just barely starting to move on all fours.  otherwise can pull/drag herself around pretty far and fast.  travels from one room to another
loves strawberries, barley biscuits, mango, avocado, kiwis, stewed tomatoes.  eats yogurt, corn cereal,  oatmeal, and tofu.
does NOT love goat cheese or peas.
baths.  water.  swimming.
just started handing toys to you, and passing them back and forth for several minutes.
says mamamamam and dadadadadada.
makes fart noises.
looking in mirrors.