We had fun visiting my grandparents, playing at the playground (and looking at deer — see them all?) and Willa got a sink bath, too!
Willa’s favorite activity at the San Antonio Zoo was to watch the hippos. Well, she didn’t necessarily see the hippos, but she loved the fish in the hippo tank!
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.
We just returned from Texas, where we were able to introduce Willa to her great grandma and great grandpa. (And all the other Texas family!) (Never mind the rash, she had a non-allergic rash as a side effect of some amoxicillin she was on.)
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!)
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.
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!"
The last photos got cropped weird, so trying something else!
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The first two are blurry, but I had to include them to show our favorite baby girl’s goofy grin. It’s hard to believe she is (more than!) 7 month old!
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When we got home from school the other day, Ingrid immediately picked up a favorite book of hers to read to Willa. Willa was way into the camera, but when it wasn't pointed at her, she was happily listening to big sister! Then she fell asleep on Mama's lap.