Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Man, she's cute.

If slightly out of focus, because I never have the flash turned on and the lighting isn't great 13 inches off of the floor.

Sigh. :)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Expert Crawler

Eva totally is one, and so she gets to wear the onsie.

Of course, part of the problem with her expert crawling is that she won't sit still to capture said onsie.

Oooh, distraction by keys almost gets it...

And we're off again...

Seriously, kid. It's like you have a perfect sense of how long it takes for the shutter to click.

Forget it. We'll just go back two years to your brother to model the onsie.

So you can go back to searching the kitchen floor for toys

Aaah, much better

Monday, August 29, 2011

Hello, Gravity

Clearly I don't have Noah trained well enough to retrieve the cup.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Family Band

I'd say we are about ready to hit the road.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Jammin with Noah

He's pretty good on the guitar, huh?

(I like the headbob, myself)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Crawling, continued

And each day, she gets better and better!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Finally! She can do it!!

After many many many times accidentally sitting up, she finally managed to string together a few crawls forward! Go Eva!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Seven Months!

Seven months today! My goodness. To celebrate, let's feature my favorite picture of Eva's teeth, shamelessly stolen from dad's flicker stream.

Seven months seems serious. We are now in months past the first half-year. The next big milestone is her first birthday.

The time. It goes too fast. We'd better enjoy the baby while we still have a baby to enjoy.

Luckily she makes it easy. :)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Pre-crawling III

Who says movement has to be linear?

Seriously. How she is not yet crawling yet is beyond me.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Eva talks to the bucket

Hey, it sounds like there is a baby in this bucket!

Monday, August 15, 2011

After lunch

This video is a good example of what the end of any meal is like at our house. The only thing I missed was Noah flying into the room to ask if Chad is finished eating about 8 times before he is actually finished.

Saturday, August 13, 2011


Or beets.

Friday, August 12, 2011

On the farm

We had a lovely morning at Drumlin farm with some friends last week. We got to play on a tractor.

Noah got to check out a bunch of animals - pigs, chickens, sheep, goats, etc.


Eva didn't get to touch any animals, due to her favorite activity of putting her hands in her mouth.

Noah and Frieda, on the other hand, can almost be trusted to wash their fingers before chewing on them, so they got to check out some sheep & goats.

But the favorite was the big old goat that just let them hang out and pet him.

Actually, that giant goat was maybe a close second to the barn cat. Sigh. Toddlers.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


After Eva woke up from her nap I grabbed the phone to take a picture to show Chad that her hair is, in fact, curly. And somehow this is the picture I got:

Either that's a well-timed leg kick or Eva is part bat.

What we did today

Eva played with the baby doll, which was cute.

Hello baby

And by "played" I mean she clearly learned how to treat babies from her brother.

What? I'm not supposed to tear your toys off of your clothing to do whatever I want?

Also today, there was this:

Looks like well-rounded early childhood development around here, huh?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

First waves

I think baby waves are kind of like baby smiles, and there might be a bit of a dispute about when they are actually doing them on purpose and when they are just practicing moving their bodies. You can be the judge here.

(for me, though, I am totally convinced she is waving).

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Popper revisited

Eva has been enjoying the popper toy for a while now, but has recently developed the ability to go with a more traditional technique.

She can do it all by herself. She is like a little baby genius.

In other news, I just put her down for a nap, and instead of going to sleep she decided to fuss for a while. I looked in the monitor to see her sitting up in her crib. Oy. We have entered a whole new world of poor sleeping.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Pre-crawling II

She is getting closer and closer...

She can push up onto all fours by herself and stay up there for quite a while. Today she went from sitting to all fours and back to sitting for the first time. She has had this explosion in mobility over the past day that has her rolling and reaching and grabbing and stretching and man she is getting hard to hold while I try to read Noah a book.

Time to hide your toys Noah!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

We went to the New England Aquarium the other day to escape the heat, and both kids really liked it. Eva was fascinated watching the fish swim around.

She would try to grab them

And while her eye-hand coordination improves every day, she was no match for the glass tank.

Noah, on the other hand, got to actually touch some rays and starfish at the aquarium's two touch tanks. Here he is going after the rays...

So cool. This is one reason I like living in a city.

P.S. For those of you considering a similar family outing I might mention that the 2.5 yo did considerably better with the rays he couldn't catch than the starfish he was allowed to hold but was supposed to hold under the water and not try to remove any of its legs...

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Eva is a reasonably quiet baby. She smiles a lot but doesn't laugh out loud too much - we get a "heh" when she really likes something and that's about it.

Noah, on the other hand, can elicit the craziest laugh I have ever heard...

(this went on for several minutes)

Maybe baby Noah just thought we were funny because he didn't have a big sibling to compare us to...

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


The other day we had a thunderstorm and Noah wanted to show Eva.

I am not sure if she was impressed by the storm, but she sure is interested in anything having to do with Noah.

Seriously. Have you ever seen anything cuter than that picture?


Ok, then, let's talk about the tea parties we have been having lately.

Look at these kids. My life is great.

Also my life is great because after this I got some tea. Or maybe a cup with no actual tea but plenty of drool. Also I was informed it was my birthday and we were having cake.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Hello Everybody

We are working closer and closer to cooperative play every day.

And by cooperative play, I mean Noah is doing what he wants and trying to get Eva to play along. Eva mostly just looks at him adoringly.