Saturday, July 26, 2008

A Week of Firsts

This weekend, Grandma and Grandpa Bickel came to visit (and no...that isn't the "firsts" I am referring to). Alice got to stay home from Nursery School on Friday and spend the day with her Grandparents. This WAS Alice's first day from school without being sick and having mom or dad stay at home with her. Alice and the grandparents had a good time, and the bonus was mom and dad got to go see a movie.

Other firsts:

Alice slept several nights without waking to eat.

This week Alice began eating breakfast, lunch AND dinner solids, and added sweet potatoes to her menu items.

Alice watched her first Baby Einstein video twice...back to back!

Alice had her hair done up in a clip for the first time

On Saturday mom, dad and baby went to the grocery store as a family outing. Alice only fussed a little and stayed in the cart most of the time.

Also on Saturday, Alice drank juice for the first time. We gave her 2 ounces to start with, and when she was done.... she cried for more. I guess she liked it :-)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

6 month check up

6 month stats:
  • weight: 14lbs 15oz. (25th percentile)
  • height: 26.5" (85th percentile)
  • head: 44cm

Still long and skinny...still cries getting vaccinated :-(

Next check-up.......9 months old!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Alice and Daddy

Enjoying a Sunday afternoon in the kitchen.

More pics from Independence Day

These pics were taken by Jill and Patra - Thanks!!!!!

Alice and Aunt Pappa

Grandma with her two babies

Alice and Jill

Alice and Pop

Alice with Chris and Juliette

Alice with Aunt Debbie

Sunday, July 13, 2008

World's Cutest Snot Bubble

No additional comments necessary!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Alice is 6 months old today

Baby is now 6 months old...time really flies, and crawls at the same time.

Alice is now up to 6-8 oz per feeding...she still gets "blissed out" while eating

Dad extolling the virtues of a well stocked liquer cabinet

Ain't my butt cute!

Alice is starting to sit on her own...she inevitably falls, so we keep a close eye on her when she sits alone, or makes sure she's in a well padded area :-)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Alice Independence Day

So the first Annual Alice Independence Day has come and gone, but we hope the memories will linger and bring everyone back next year. The main swimmers of the group were Jackson, Taylor, Joci, Juliette, Aunt Cristy, Uncle Andy and Jills step-brother Matt. The swimmers all experimented with the various floatation devices, jumped off the pier and goofed off in general.

Alice was in and out of the house carried by various family members. Baby barely took any naps and preferred to be included in the activity.

When it got dark, everyone went outside to set off fireworks. Jackson, Taylor and Joci got to light roman candles, spinners and sparklers while everyone else watched.

Thanks to everyone for coming and making the day memorable. The Bickels, The Miesses, The Meadows', The Philips' and The Jacksons.