Sunday, November 30, 2008

Elf Yourself

While we were with my family this past week, we put together an "Elf Yourself" dance with my parents and their three granddaughters. I figured I'd post it since I hadn't posted for a while. I'll post pictures of our trip to South Carolina soon. Go here and check out the dance and then make one for yourself. It's lots of fun!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Gerber Puffs

We have started giving Savannah Gerber fruit puffs. Her cousins shared some with her a while ago and she did pretty well when we put it in her mouth, but we've been putting some on her highchair tray so she can practice picking them up and getting them into her own mouth. It's been so funny to watch her! She grabs it so it's in the middle of her fist and then puts her fist up to her mouth and tries so hard to get it. They get kinda sticky when they get wet, so it ends up sticking to her fingers of the palm of her hand instead of going into her mouth. But she is getting better and better with it. Last night we tried Cheerios and she did great with those, too. Here are some pictures of her first attempt with getting the puffs in her mouth. You can tell it was a little frustrating for her!

Friday, November 14, 2008


I'm sitting here watching Savannah crawl around the floor, pull herself up to standing while she holds onto the table, and then I watched her cruise along to the other side of the table and from the table to the ottoman! I can't believe how much she's getting around! And not only has she learned to cruise today, she's also learned to fall on her bottom instead of her head, which is great! Earlier this week, she would pull herself up on the table and then tip over and land flat on her back. But today, she's started bending her knees and leaning back so she lands on her bottom. Watching her grow up is incredible! Babies truly are a continuous miracle. I just had to post this while I was being amazed so I could get this milestone documented (she's 7.5 mos.).
And if you look closely, you can just barely see her two bottom teeth that just came in!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Piggy Tails

Savannah's cousin Lyla showed us her new hair rubber bands that are great for doing their fine hair! We borrowed some and took some pictures of the girls with their hair done. Poor little Pretzels, though, has a bit more hair to grow before she's ready for pig-tails (she actually has a head full of curls, you just can tell from these pictures!). They sure are cute though in their matching diapers and big round bellies! I love these girls!

There are those curls I was talking about- don't you just love 'em?

Just Like Mommy!

I've slowed down on the blogging a little bit lately, but maybe it was a good thing. I think Savi may have started picking up on my blogging addiction.

Monday, November 3, 2008

More Milestones!

So, lately, I feel like Savi is growing even faster than normal! A couple days ago, we saw Savannah kneeling in her crib with her hands holding onto the side rail and her chin resting on top, so yesterday (Nov. 2) Cole had to lower her crib just in case she decided to stand up any time soon. While he was working on the crib, Savi and I were putting away all the clothes that she's outgrown in her nursery and I stopped to play with her and noticed that her first tooth broke through! At Sara's shower on Saturday I was talking to some friends about her and showed them her gums because I thought they looked puffy, but I didn't expect that first tooth to pop out the next day! And then tonight I was giving her a bath and she got down on her hands and knees and crawled to the other side of the tub (usually she gets up, scoots, then gets down on her tummy and pops back up again- kinda like an inch worm) but in the tub, she was doing it the right way (to avoid a face full of water). What a smartie! And THEN, she kneeled and hung on to the side of the tub and then stood up! Good thing Cole lowered her crib. Anyways, I just had to get all this stuff down so I can have it recorded. It's crazy how much she can change in just one day!