Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Little of This, Little of That

I was going through my pictures this month and noticed that I missed a few that I wanted to blog about, so this post is going to be a mish-mash of some of the things we've had happening over the last few weeks.

I know I already shared the pics I took on our date with the Quads to the pumpkin patch, but Auntie Jenn took some pictures too, and they were just too cute not to share! 

The gang, just missing the Daddies!

Cutest pumpkin in the patch!

Oh and just a quick flashback, this was Carys last year on her very first trip to the pumpkin patch.

Our sweet, tiny, little bug!

So happy to be a family of three!

Back to present day, we've had a couple of playdates with Carys's friend Nick and these two have a lot of fun together. Actually getting a good picture of the two of them together though - is not fun.

They either refuse to look at the camera,

or when Nick decides to look, Carys attacks his ear, 

and then Nick says, "I'm outta here."

They really do keep Tonya and I laughing though, and lunchtime is no exception.  One time Nick decided he was going to entertain us by making silly faces and noises.  
 We were cracking up laughing, but apparently Carys was not impressed.  She just kept looking at him like he was crazy,
so he tried a different face.
Nope, still nuts. 

We had Tonya and Nick over again today for another playdate, and this time Carys was the entertainment at lunchtime.  Although her form of entertainment was fussing up a storm, and this time it was Nick's turn to look at her like she was crazy!  I wasn't too impressed with her behavior either, so needless to say I didn't get any pics of that - ha!

So, while we are talking about fussing and mealtimes, Carys has been getting more and more independent, and sometimes she prefers to only feed herself.  This has been quite the challenge for both of us.  I'm trying to relax because I know she should practice, but Oh-My-Word, is this girl a mess!  Besides the usual smashing of food, throwing it on the floor and using it to 'condition' her hair, one of her favorite things to do is grab the spoon and flail it around until all the food flies off.  This by far is the biggest mess, because the girl has an arm on her and food winds up halfway down the hall.  I have learned though, that whatever you do - under no circumstances should you try to grab the spoon at this point.  Apparently, this triggers battle mode and always involves screaming, more intense flailing, and only makes you target #1 for the flying food.  It's best at this point to just walk away and get outside the fly zone!

All kidding aside though, she is getting better all the time with her spoon.  She can put it in her mouth no problem, but we still help her scoop the food.  She also likes to 'help' too by taking her finger food from the tray and placing it on the spoon before it goes in her mouth.  Sometimes this means she eats peas on top of yogurt, or beans on top of applesauce, but hey - whatever works!  

Scott was on-call a couple of weekends ago, so we needed to stay close to home.  The weather was beautiful though, so we decided to get out and take a walk from Lighthouse beach over to Lakeside park.  Of course, Carys had to check out the swings at the park.  She loves swinging! 

I love this picture - these two are best friends!

Love this one too!  
It was really windy that day, so the lake had some pretty whitecaps.

Well, that's about it for now.  I still need to share the pics from our trip to the farm with Daddy, and Carys has had a couple of "firsts" this month that I'll be sharing soon.  We are really excited for the weekend.  Grandpa T & Grandma A are coming down to visit and Carys is going to be a beautiful, little bug for Halloween.  We've given her costume a trial run already and she looks adorable!  

1 comment:

  1. Christa, these blogs are so precious! Carys is changing so much and it helps us to keep up with her. You and Scott are such wonderful parents. Can't wait to see all of you this weekend!

    G'ma and G'pa