Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Monday, October 30, 2006
Gwen has started holding things briefly.
Here is a picture of the 3 fingers in the mouth.
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Friday, October 27, 2006
Gwen with our cousin Kelly and her daughter Lily. This was the only picture I could get before Gwen started crying because Lily was trying to push her out of Kelly's lap.
Gwen holding Lily's ball. She tried to eat it also, but she is getting better grasps on things now. I think we are beginning to learn how to use our hands.
The next 2 pictures are with Great-Grandpa. She actually sat in his lap a lot. Probably would have sat there longer if Aunt Roxann wouldn't have kept grabbing her away!
More reports on our travel later. We are going to spend some time with Eric now.
Friday, October 20, 2006
Next week's posts will also be light because Gwen and I will be in WI visiting my Grandpa. We will also have the good fortune to meet some of my Aunts, don't know about the Uncles, but I know the Aunts will be there. Hopefully we will be able to post some pictures of them, if they are not too camera shy. These flights will probably be more difficult, we will have to deal with 2 legs and layovers. The Detroit layover won't be a problem, but the Minneapolis one will be 3 hours! So, think about us Thurs.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Monday, October 16, 2006
Here are some pictures of Miss Gwen. They are from last week, for some reason I didn't have a chance to post. Now that the exersaucer is clean I have started to put her in it. She tolerates it for short times, since she doesn't really use her hands well, she just gives the toys funny looks and I think she gets bored. Another picture of her in her bouncy seat. I missed the picture of her tying to pull those things up to her mouth, she still hasn't succeeded, I am sure that will happen soon enough.
Friday, October 13, 2006
Yesterday, we went to get pictures made. Unfortunately, we had a newbie. Took a long time, I only ended up with pictures in the Baptismal dress and none in any other dresses. Gwen was just not having any more of sitting in that chair or laying on her belly. They all are cute pictures, I guess it doesn't matter since we will be getting many more shots done in the future.
I don't think we have any Gwen advances since my last post. She is still working on sitting up and getting out of any confining spaces. We are certainly more diligent about making sure we remember to get the lap belts securely fastened! We still use our hands and she has turned pages in her books, but still don't know how purposeful it is. Gwen uses her hands more as mitts and grabs stuff but isn't always looking when she grabs at something. Wed I caught her with both hands on the little toys in the bouncy and trying to pull them to her mouth and her head up. Just a little more strength and she will be able to do it.
So, keep checking in for the battle of the wills. I know where she gets her stubbornness from, so this isn't going to be pretty! What do you think, a preview of what the teenage years will be like, replacing her current crying with Gwen yelling "You don't understand!" and a slamming bedroom door?
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
But, I digress, on to life with Miss Gwen. We still don't take naps, unless we are in the car, and I don't think I can rely on that. Gwen is really starting to pull herself up. She doesn't like to be confined and I tried to get a picture of her pulling her head up, but when she heard the camera turn on she looked over at me the stinker. But it is a cute picture so I posted it!
Her swing has 2 positions, one that is more laying back and one that is more sitting up. Eric and I moved it to the more sitting forward position and now she lifts her head all the time. I don't know if you can tell in this picture that she has her head raised.
This last picture is from Monday. I was typing and she was eating and she finished eating and she wanted to sit up. Bad me, wanted to finish the post before I got sidetracked and Eric snapped the picture.
The last 2 nights we were able to get her to sleep early which allowed me some time to get some stuff done around the house. It was wonderful. We have now cleaned the excersaucer so she can play in it. Pretty soon I know she will be able to play in that. She still leans when she sits but she is strong so I am sure we will be sitting and able to be in the excersaucer in no time. Gwen has also started some new noises, voice testings really, higher pitched than she does now, it is fun for me to listen and wonder what her talking voice will be like. Mom says she has such a danity girl voice; maybe it will stay that way.
Monday, October 09, 2006
I also took a picture of her unframed cross-stitch that I finished. Hopefully sometime soon I will be framing that so we can hang it in her room.
Last weekend we went to a corn maze with Uncle Bill & family. He had taken my Mom and Aunt Ellen for the weekend, we had to do an exchange! For some unexplanable reason, the husband loves corn mazes. We did one last year and since the mid-summer he has been wondering and asking, when will the mazes open. Since we had to do the exchange we chose this maze. Last year we did this maze. We enjoyed the maze we did last year much better. The one we did this year, we all agreed was too educational. You had to answer questions about the different topics to get the direction you were to head. Last year we just ran about looking for mailboxes with stamps containing the directions. Way more fun.
This maze did have the cool corn box. JJ & Sammy loved it and were burried in the corn. Seems like fun! I unfortunately ate some of a funnel cake. As you can see I forgot to cover sleeping Gwen and we had some powdered sugar issues!