Monday, August 31, 2009

eating, and happy about it.

Leah is loving rice cereal. It took her a couple of days, but now she understands leaning forward, opening her mouth, closing her mouth (important to keeping the food in), and putting her head down when she's done. I guess most kids look away when they're full, but she just puts her head down and won't look up.

Saturday, August 29, 2009


Leah had her very first rice cereal lunch today. It tasted yucky to her (and to mommy too.) But Leah kept eating more!


Mallory and Lenna came to visit us at our new house today... I think Leah was pretty happy about it.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Although Leah took part in the inaugural sock-removing a few days ago, she did not discover that she has feet until this morning.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

leah the builder.

We have lots of IKEA furniture to put together while daddy is at work - today we started with our chair.


I put Leah's socks on before her nap. Or I thought I did. When I woke her up, she had no socks on.

Then I put Leah on the floor to play while I made lunch. When I came back, she had one sock in her hand, and one by her head. Tricky girl.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Late Night with Leah.

I was able to get Leah to take an afternoon nap both Saturday and Sunday. She got back at me by staying up until 10pm (instead of 7:30pm) both nights. Turns out she loves 30 Rock... who could blame her?

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hungry hungry baby.

Leah is very very very interested in big-people food. When she sits at the table with us now, she always tries to intercept the food going to our mouths... sounds like it's almost time for solid foods - we're talking with a nutritionist on Thursday to help make some decisions on what and when to feed her.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Stranger Danger.

We went to another Amazon picnic yesterday, and Leah was having a great time until new people wanted to say hi to her/play with her/pick her up. I'm guessing it was a combination of being overtired, and also her first time meeting a lot of new people - but she cried more yesterday than she's ever cried. :( As soon as we got back home, where she knew where she was and who was around, she was back to happy girl again.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Newborns Class Alums.

We were the guest speaker family at the Taking Care of Newborns class at the UW Hospital tonight - Luke and I talked about being new parents, and Leah jabbered almost the entire time. Guess she had a lot to say about how we're doing so far. :)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Mommy's Fault.

Mommy sucked the baby monitor power adapter up into the vacuum and totally destroyed it. Fortunately, dad was able to use his super-dad skills and fix it until our replacement comes. :)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Amazon Picnic

We went to the Amazon picnic today - so much fun. We saw the Lundells, ate lots of yummy food, saw a pony, and got a Hullabaloo game by winning BINGO!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Morning naps only, please.

Leah has been preferring to sleep 10-12 hours at night, followed by a 2 hour morning nap. And that's it. No afternoon naps for her this week.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Cutest couch potato.

We got our new sofa today... finally. Here's Leah showing it off. (She looks sad because her dinner was interrupted by the delivery men.)


Leah is finally big enough to ride in the Ergobaby carrier... we've been having fun taking short walks with it, while we figure out how to use it best. :)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Saturdays are daddy days.

We ran some errands today in the morning - picked up some wire shelving to put up in Leah's room... I think we've done more work in Leah's room than in any other room in the house. :) Also, our next-door neighbors came by with some flowers for us, and a hand-me-down baby swing for Leah!

Friday, August 7, 2009

See you soon, Grandma Lauren!

Leah's grandma left this morning - we're excited to see her again soon! Leah slept a bunch today, as she always does after guests leave. Tonight we're going to the velodrome to watch Luke race!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

New town, new playgroup.

Although we already miss our old playgroup pals, we had our first day at our new playgroup today - lots of mommies and babies with April, May & June 2009 birthdays. For the first time ever, Leah is the big girl, impressing the younger babies with her feats of neck strength.

Leah's Room!

Thanks Grandma! I love my room!

Love, Leah Madison

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Decorating and Family!

Leah's Aunt Cindy, and cousins Maggie & Jeffrey came to visit today! They brought Leah some great bibs, cups, books, and Austrian candy (for mommy).

Mommy and Grandma Lauren worked on Leah's room more today - we'll put up some pictures tomorrow :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Catching Up!

We've been moving to our new house, and have been without the wonders of the intarwebs until today - so here's the last few days worth!

Thursday, July 30 - We finished packing, and Leah and mommy took Daddy and Grandpa to get the Uhaul... The men took our first load of boxes over to our new Sweet Pea house! (We call it the sweet pea house because that's the name of the kitten that used to live at this house) :)

Friday, July 31 - Our best friends Mike & Lisa (and Penny) came to help us move! It was so hot, but we had a great day anyway.

Saturday, August 1 - Grandma, Grandpa, Mommy, Daddy and Leah took a big trip to Lowe's. Daddy and Grandpa put up a ceiling fan in Leah's room to keep her cool! Leah jabbers to Grandma all the time - seems like they have a secret language. :)

Sunday, August 2 - We took Leah for her second dining out experience - Maggiano's! Yum yum! Leah has been sticking her tongue out constantly.

Monday, August 3 - We said goodbye to Grandpa today... He helped us do so many things around (and outside) the house! Leah slept a lot to make up for all of the excitement when Grandpa was here.

Tuesday, August 4 - Grandma painted Leah's room today - it's beautiful and will be even more beautiful tomorrow when the animals get painted on the walls!