Friday, November 28, 2008

Family Time

Its been a while since we have shown daily life in our family. It is a bit crazy at times, but we usually don't allow Sophia to play keep-away with Alexandra's toys. Actually I think Sophia was singing a song, and using the rattle to dance.
More play in the hallway, it seems to be the best place to get a little crazy. Good dance space as well.

More after dark reading from our sleepy girl. She was so tired she couldn't even hold up the book & had used some of her doudous (including Koukala) to prop it up in the right position. It makes me smile every night...

Sophia & her friend Niamh (Neev ~ she has an Irish friend!! ) playing dress up during Thanksgiving dinner.

Watching Sleeping Beauty on the couch with Daddy. (on a side note, Disney films are usually dark, but this is unusually so. I think that the Princess is only in less than half of the film, obviously the marketing guys weren't on their toes with this one...)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Alexandra at 7 months...

So we have a little drooler on our hands... Alexandra turned 7 months this week (I'm a few days late, blame it on Thanksgiving!) and is just the most amazing personality! Her eyes continue to get bigger (and those of you who know me know what a miracle this is!), and are staying blue as far as we can see. The hair is a bit sparse at this point, but very much like Sophia's at a similar age.
Her new trick is to lean forward from a sitting position & put her weight on her hands. Sometimes she does quite well and manages to balance in an "in between position" for a few seconds before going back to sitting.
Sometimes she is able to scoot right to the edge of the carpet in this way (notice the nice extended drool of concentration), and then she likes to play with the hardwood floor.
Through it all she smiles & invites all of us to play with her on the ground. It is hard to just let her play, knowing that sometimes there is a big crash**
**notice the big red blotch on the side of her forehead.
Through it all her great personality is shining through, and she is really loving the interaction with people right now. Older ladies are the most fun for her, for there is no fear and they smile, and it has been great practice for my German by interacting with them.

She still saves lots of laughter for Sophia, and is quite content in the car every day as I tell her we are going to pick up Sophia, and she gets to play with all of Sophia's friends at the school. The older girls (8-12 year olds), LOVE playing with her, and we often hang out around the school yard for 30 min after school gets out so they get lots of practice with entertaining a 7 month old (it is not that hard!). Alexandra loves the big girls...