November 29, 2007

Giving Thanks

This past week Lillian got to enjoy her first Thanksgiving. Elaine and Erin drove in for the week for the big meal and to spend some time with their favorite little girl. We all had fun hanging out playing board games and going out hiking. Erin also tried to teach Lillian how to crawl, Lillian still hasn't figured it all out yet, but she tries really hard.

Fortunately, Lillian is enjoying eating solid foods so she got to partake in the big meal, gobbling up turkey, pumpkin and sweet potatoes. She did not seem to like the Cranberry sauce, but that's OK, it was a little sour. Unfortunately Lillian also developed stranger anxiety this week and it took her a few days to warm up to the visitors. Once she figured out that Elaine and Erin were a lot of fun she got over it.

We have even more pictures from last week posted in our WebAlbum.
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November 20, 2007

Daddy Day!

Kristen has returned to work one day a week. So that means that Eric is using his remaining family leave time to stay home with Lillian every Tuesday. It's been quite an adventure. Lillian seems to remember how to drink from a bottle pretty well, though I suspect she's taking as little as she can, saving herself till mom gets home. Luckily she likes her oatmeal.

We're not just hanging out around the house all day either. We've started attending swim lessons at the Betty Wright Swim Center. Lillian took to the pool like a pro at her first lesson, splashing, laughing and even jumping in. Her second session today was a little more rocky. She was so excited on first entering the pool that she got away from Eric and bumped her head on the side of the pool. That left her in a bad mood for the rest of the session. On top of that, she was the only pupil in today's session so I think she was a little overwhelmed by all the attention. She lasted about 20 minutes of the half hour session before she had a melt-down and needed to go home. After swimming we usually go for a walk around the neighborhood, today we played on the swings. Daddy day is good fun for everyone (but it sure wears daddy out!).

Scooting and Sitting

Lillian has been trying very hard to learn how to crawl. She's not quite there yet and as you can see from this Youtube video, she finds it extremely frustrating.

She's been having a lot more success with sitting, and as you can see it's much less stressful. You'll see she can transition into a pre-crawl pose and back to a sit. She's talented.

November 1, 2007


Lillian got to experience her first Halloween this week. She dressed up as a Tulane Cheerleader thanks to the adorable gift from her great uncle Jim. She went to two parties and got to see a supercool haunted house in the neighborhood.

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