Sunday, October 25, 2009

Correction: A Guide to Pretentious Parenting - Volume 1, Issue 11

Cleo, technically Annie Hall was not your first costume party. You went to a party last October dressed as a fetus.

A Guide to Pretentious Parenting - Volume 1, Issue 11

Cleo and Eli went to their first costume party yesterday. Enjoy!

The inspiration photo:

Friday, October 16, 2009

Grandma and Grandpa Ledbetter

Last weekend Cleo's Grandma and Grandpa Ledbetter came for a visit. Cleo had an amazing time, in case you can't tell by the picture.

In other news, Cleo got her first balloon, thanks to a very nice checker at Trader Joe's. She LOVES it.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Rama Lama Ding Dong - Ten Months!

Babs -

Well, I'm a bit late on the ten month post, but it was worth the wait. Yesterday, you took your first step! You stood up, holding on to the coffee table, turned toward me, let go of the table and took a step. You stopped, steadied yourself and then sat down. Congrats my love! I'm so proud of you! You are incredibly nimble and daring. You could be a stunt baby.

You are learning so rapidly it is overwhelming. We've been showing you a bit of sign language to help you communicate. You now know and use three signs: milk, more and all done. I'm planning on adding sleepy and/or nap to your repertoire, in the hopes you can cue me in when you're ready to rest. We'll see how it goes. You also clap and have blown kisses a few times. A lovely mom friend swears she heard you say "no" and "hi" last week. This morning I thought you said "more" while you were signing it. Baby, you are incredible.

Speaking of kisses, giving me and your daddy kisses is one of your favorite activities. When you first wake up in the morning we bring you in bed with us for milk and a cuddle. Once that's done, you're ready to play. You go back and forth between us bestowing kisses and giving me zerberts. Your kisses are "fresh" as your daddy says, as you haven't yet learned how to pucker, so they are open mouthed and involve drool. That being said, they are the sweetest kisses in the world! Making them even sweeter, is the fact that you've just started sleeping all the way through the night! It took just a few nights of sleep training and you had it down.

You investigate everything thoroughly and especially love cords. We have to keep a close eye on you all the time. Due to your slender frame, you can squeeze into small areas, giving you access to things we thought were protected by strategic furniture arrangement. I can only hope that your interest level in off-limits items will wane with age. Probably not, but I can certainly hope.

Babs, you rock. You are the highlight of all my days. You are funny, smart and incredibly cute. I love watching you learn and grow.