Sunday, July 29, 2007
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Saturday, July 28, 2007
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Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Posted by Monya R. at 11:30 AM
Friday, July 20, 2007
Well, today is my birthday - Hard to believe I'm already 24! Okay, okay.... 27. ;) For my birthday, my friend Dolores came over and watched the kid crawl all over the house, while Mike took me out to dinner at Hunter's. It was great! We had a nice, leisurely, grownup dinner (complete with drinks and dessert!) and didn't have to worry about a squirmy little monkey in the booth with us. He also surprised me by coming home early from work with these:
And Aurora decided her birthday present to me would be to show me how she can pull up on the couch and get the remote! She doesn't seem to realize that she really doesn't have to be running by 7 months...
Posted by Monya R. at 8:15 PM
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Incredibly, our itty bitty baby girl is six months old! How can this be? How could she possibly be crawling already!? Alas, she is:
Not only that, how on earth did she manage to pull herself up to a stand and get a hairbrush off the coffee table today? And when are the babyproofing fairies going to come to my house?? We've already had to lower her crib mattress, because every time I go get her after her nap, she's sitting up, blanket in hand, gazing at the door waiting for me. I know its just a matter of time before she's actively trying to escape!
Posted by Monya R. at 1:56 PM
Monday, July 16, 2007
So she's not technically six months old till tomorrow, but I just couldn't hold off feeding her real food any longer! (Rice cereal doesn't count) So here she is, playing Linda Blair...
Posted by Monya R. at 11:56 AM
Friday, July 06, 2007
And I forgot to mention it, but if you look very closely, you might be able to see what's been happening over the past week or so....
Posted by Monya R. at 11:22 PM
Grandma Ringler and Aunt Lora came to visit this week, and Aurora has been having such a great time! Every day she gets new toys and cute new outfits from Aunt Lora, and she is enjoying it so much that she doesn't want to miss any of the fun by napping! But that's okay - she can nap next week :) I'm just worried that after they leave, I won't be nearly exciting enough for her! She's come to expect a certain level of adoration at all times, and I just can't live up to it by myself. I predict that she's going to have a hard time coming back down to reality after they're gone!
Posted by Monya R. at 7:35 AM
Thursday, July 05, 2007
This cake was incredibly delicious - its from the Barefoot Contessa and it has 1.5 pounds of butter, 1.5 pounds of cream cheese, 6 eggs and a pound of confectioner's sugar - but the berries are fruit so its healthy, too! Plus with my great attention to detail, I made sure it was historically accurate - the flag does have 11 stripes and 74 stars, right?
Independence Day was also the first time Aurora got to celebrate her own independence - Mike and I left the house without her for the first time ever! Grandma and Aunt Lora generously offered to babysit her while we went out, and I think she did just fine. It was a bit stressful (for me, mostly) but she was sleeping like a baby when we got home!
Posted by Monya R. at 7:01 AM