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Dec 22, 2010 - family    No Comments

Willa at the Zoo

On our last day, we went to the San Antonio Zoo! My cousin Megan and her son Braden (who is just 6 weeks older than Willa) came, too. Willa and Braden took a little nap in the middle.

Willa’s favorite was the Hippo tank. She LOVED that.

Dec 7, 2010 - family    No Comments

Christmas Parade and Snow Day

We all went to the Christmas Parade this year, even though it was pretty chilly, pretty damp, and pretty long. We saw all those standard Christmas floats, like the Mobile Crime Lab, Mongo (a downtown character who looks like Hulk Hogan and has apparently gotten himself a second dog, and almost certainly just stepped into the parade as an unofficial entry), and our friends the Smiths, who were hauling Snoopy and the Gang around town. (And who were the ONLY entry to be handing out candy! What is up with that, Bangor?)

Then we had a snow day, where Ingrid insisted on wearing her new ski helmet and Willa tolerated a ride in the new baby sled, as Dave has been shamed from repurposing a cat litter box as baby sled ever again. (Hey, it worked, and Ingrid loved it!)

Dec 3, 2010 - family    No Comments

Just Willa

Willa deserves her own post. She is 8 months old on Sunday (!!) and got her 3rd and 4th teeth on Thanksgiving, her top front ones. She was at the doctor this week and was weighed, and was 19.35 pounds! She is a very happy baby, her daycare teachers adore her almost as much as we do. She rarely cries. and is usually made content with a snuggle. She adores her big sister, who, on the long drive home from Grammy and Grampy's was the only consolation Willa would accept after 20 minutes of crying. Ingrid sang her "You are my sunshine" and played Peekaboo with her in the backseat, and that calmed her right down. On the rare occasion I have Willa, but not Ingrid, in the car, Willa looks at the empty seat next to her in confusion.

She still likes motion to sleep, and her swing is used for the first part of the evening, and is beginning to strain under the demands of a big baby. She likes to play peekaboo with blankets, and she likes her saucer, and at daycare, she likes to bounce in the jumperoo. She still doesn't like to be on her belly, and has yet to show any interest in crawling, but likes to sit and play with her blocks or look in a mirror. She seems to be favoring her left hand, so maybe she will be the first leftie in our family? Her eyes are still blue and seem to be hinting at turning brown, like Ingrid's, but it's not definitive at this point.

She loves to snuggle and smile and laugh, and she loooves taking  a bath, where she kicks and splashes and kicks some more. She likes eating mum-mum crackers, puffs, and fruit and oatmeal, and has just tried yogurt. She even had some squash on thanksgiving, and liked that, too!

We are so happy with our big little baby, and are so excited to take her to Texas to meet her extended family. We hope she travels well!

Nov 23, 2010 - family    No Comments



My niece posted this photo this weekend on facebook, and I had to steal it for myself. Willa is a smily bean, that is for sure. I joke that she thinks her name is "Awful Cute," because people keep randomly telling her "awww, you are AWFUL CUTE!"