The Adventures of Sloane

Monday, December 31, 2007

Grandma Jean and Grandpa Pete

Happy New Year to all of Sloane's friends and family!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Sloane Goes to New Orleans - A Story in Pictures

Getting ready to leave

Crashed out in the stroller with her new elephant from Grandma and Grandpa

First time meeting her Great-grandpa

First time meeting her Great-grandma

Grandma changing diapers

Fascinated by the clock on the wall

A toy NOT made in China

Still looking at that clock

Hi grandma!

Who's on the phone? Oh, it's grandpa!

Practicing sippy cup use

Sloane cut her first tooth (bottom center on the right) on Thursday, 12/20 so she really, really got into the Baby Mum-Mums teething toast...

...until she shoved so much of it in her mouth that she gagged herself

Throwing rocks and sticks into the river with Grandpa

Set on seven acres, but only an hour outside New Orleans, Grandma and Grandpa's house is Kid-Wonderland


The next set of pictures is called "What a bunch of crazy people will do to get an easily-distracted eight month old to eat":

Saturday, December 15, 2007

8 months

Dear Lolli,

Today, you turn 8 months old. It's almost unbelievable how much you've changed. It seems like you hit a new developmental milestone every time I blink.

This month, you learned how to sit up completely unassisted; you started crawling a bit (though still mostly backwards); you can stand at length holding on to things and even take a few tentative steps while holding on to furniture. Your vocabulary has expanded exponentially this month, so in addition to the "hmmmms" and "ahs" that we were getting, you now say:

day day
mow mow
igloo igloo igloo
hi hi hi
bow bow
...and lots of other adorable utterances. Still no "mama," though I'll take mow mow.

This month you really got into the joys of the bath tub. I get in with you, and you love to splash and kick your legs and slap the water. You're our little nymph.

You had your first temper tantrum this month too. You screamed and kicked your legs and tried to hold your breath -- all because mommy was refused to hold your sippy cup for you so that you could drink apple juice faster. Speaking of sippy cups, you have definitely started getting interested in yours and have grasped the concept, but you still have a ways to go to get the water or juice out of the cup and in your mouth. Mostly, you just like to bang it against the high chair.

Your favorite games this month included banging things, grabbing mommy's nose, reading (er, chewing on) books, shaking your head "no" and pretending to talk on a cell phone by holding anything and everything against your ear while babbling. You also like to yank daddy's chest hair (mommy likes doing this too, much to daddy's chagrin!).

Your sunny disposition and winning personality have shined through all this month, despite half of it spent sick. You really are the light and joy in our lives, and the best little girl we could have ever hoped for.

Your mommy

P.S. posting will be light to non-existent for the next ten days as we will be in New Orleans.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Gnawing on the Pack n Play

Monday, December 10, 2007


We rearranged Sloane's room over the weekend to make the set up more conducive to a crawling, rolling little munckin who needs more space to play. We bought a new berber rug and moved things around to give her more space. Now, all we need is a radiator cover, some childproofing stuff (cord management system for the blinds, outlet covers and a child-safe doorstop - luckily not much for this room!) and a dresser (for her ever expanding collection of adorable clothes) and this room will officially be done. Now, if only the rest of the house was this easy to complete!

She immediately warmed to her new play area:

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Hugs and Kisses

The two most important people in my world:

mimicking mommy on her cell phone

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Cute Pics of the Week

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Winter Wonderland, Part 2: The Snow Angel Edition

Winter Wonderland