Monday, November 7, 2011

Two scoops of cute, please!

When it comes to Halloween, I'm a bit of a Scrooge. I don't like planning costumes, making costumes, wearing costumes, going to costume parties... you get the idea. But I don't want to project my bad attitude onto Marla, especially since Halloween is such a big deal for kids. Besides, how could I deprive the world of seeing this girl dressed up like an ice cream cone?

It started out a little rocky...

She settled in once we got Betsy posing too.

(Betsy didn't have a costume per se, but she did dress up as a dog wearing a pink jacket.)

We eventually got some smiles out of her.

Who needs candy when you've got a baby this sweet?

Happy Halloween!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Ten months

Just when I got used to Marla being nine months old, she went and got a month older. Crazy how that works.

Wait... I'm HOW old??

Let's see... what's new with our girl? She's become quite the crawler:

But also spends a lot of time doing this:

And this:

And this:

(It's difficult to see in the cruddy photo, but that's a head stand she's attempting in her crib.)

She's growing enough hair to accessorize!

Apparently ten months is old enough to start sharing my clothes:

She even talks back to me sometimes!

(I hope you all enjoyed Jeff's psychology narrative. Can you tell his class is currently studying child development?)

Happy ten months, baby girl!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Apple orchard

We took Marla to the apple orchard a few weeks ago. It was a beautiful, sunny day and a good time was had by all.

We stopped at Papa Murphy's on our way home, and while we were waiting for Jeff in the car, Marla and I played a rousing game of peekaboo.