Friday, November 30, 2012

8 Months

8 MONTHS!?! WHAT? I don't even know how it happened, but my little Sawyer Belle turned 8 months this week.  I feel like I have just a few precious months left of her babydome and it has just gone too too fast.  Anywho... here is 8 things about Sawyer Belle at 8 months...

1.  She is officially crawling, I kinda thought she would skip this because she can get around so well with her belly scoot... but nope, one day she was just like "Hey, I think I'll give this crawling thing a go"
2.  At the same time she started crawling, she started getting herself into a sitting position all on her own.
3.  About 3 days later she was like "Well, now I'm ready to stand up" and started pulling herself up on things... and pulling things over, and getting into even more mischief... oi!
4.  Oscar is hilarious, even when he is just sleeping.  I will hear her laughing like a crazy baby and I come in to see her standing next to the couch and just laughing at Oscar lying there... I don't know.
5.  We are getting over a King family first... the first ear infection.  It has not been pleasant, but I think she's about over it, poor baby!  Its so hard to know she is in pain, and not know what else to do.
6.  She is an eating machine!  She has eaten every food I have given her, whether it is delicious applesauce, or a crazy concoction of quinoa, zucchini and pumpkin... Also she prefers to feed herself little chunks of things, which I also think is magical, because it keeps her busy.
7.  Also she eats things she shouldn't, why oh why do babies think leaves are so delicious? 
8.  She is our little goofball, we definitely think she will be the ham of the family, she is pretty entertaining.

I love her lots
Standing... and eating a diaper, double tasker here!

Feeding herself some cantaloupe!


The like each other a lot... most of the time

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Giving Thanks

We had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends.  We sent the day at my brother's as is usual.  Eric smoked a turkey, Tanya made a freakish amount of pies, Misty brought a freakish amount of babies... it was all pretty freakishly fabulous.

The beautiful table designed by the beautiful Cherie (my favorite is the toddler and 2 teens in the background)

Annnd the food... what would fit anywho (once again... notice the toddler and 2 teens? Its a new game!)

The teens are a bit easier to find in this one... yes, Kenz is being strange, no, that is no alcohol. 

This is Sawyers picture pirate face, she makes it in about 73 percent of the photos I take of her

I'm not sure what's happening here... but notice the amount of food

Toast!  I don't remember what this one was about... there were a lot, probably I would have gotten tipsy if I was toasting with something stronger than water

Cousin snuggles!!  Probably it has something to do with the phone in Lincolns hands... but maybe they were just feeling thankful for each other, yes?

This is a Baker baby.... ummm... My gut reaction wants to say Madison, but maybe its Victoria... but it could be Hope... Hey! There are a lot of them!

August with I'm still going with Madison.

Misty annnnd... I'm 87 percent sure this is Hope.

Ava and Sawyer yelled in each other's faces like this for a really long time... I'm hoping they were just happy baby talking and being besties.  (side note... I was not kidding about Sawyer's picture pirate face)

I was super happy to have such a great helper in the kitchen this year!

And by helper, obviously I mean taste tester

I was a little worried my roll dough wasn't going to rise... don't worry, it did.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Leaves, leaves...

Everywhere!  No... Really, not even kidding, we have the craziest tree and they are all over our yard.  You see, we feel that if it is nature's will for the leaves to fall off the trees and onto the ground, then obviously it is for a good reason, so we don't want to mess with that, and we are just going to LEAVE them there...haha... see what I did there??  Or... we are just too lazy to deal with them and are already depressed by the fact that our yard got dug up and the leaves kind of cover it.  Any who, it was kinda sunny out so I decided to let the girls play... for about 5 minutes, when I decided it was too chilly... but we got some goooood random fall pictures, so yay!
Mom... what is that bright thing in the sky?

This seemed like a safe idea

I dunno, I just like her

I love this face, I just want to smoosh it all of the time with kisses!

No... seriously, look at that face

Also this face, Also I want to smoosh this face

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

An Artist in the Making

Since it has been cold and rainy and Harper cannot spend all of her awake hours outside, and I do not want her to be glued to the TV all of the time, I've been trying to come up with different indoor things to do.   Recently we tried finger painting.  I think she liked it and didn't make as big of a mess as I thought... so that's good.  Also, she inherited my habit of making sound effects while painting or really doing anything, so that is also pretty good.

"Shhhoooo   BAM!"

Note to self: Do NOT disturb the artist while she is in creative mode

Obviously, she prefers to work in the abstract.

"Harper hand pretty"

If you would like to see the finished piece, it is currently being shown at Galerie de la Porte du Harpiste, aka Harper's door