Thursday, February 24, 2011

She's crawling!

Nina was finishing a bottle and decided to take off. As Grandma said, "Life as we know it is over." Time to start baby-proofing the house.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Snow and the City

Well, the nice weather quickly disappeared and the white crap has returned. Despite the cruel conditions, we've spent good times with friends, family, and at fun locations.

89.3's Rock the Cradle - music festival for kids at the MIA

Checking out the rest of the art institute

Escaping the cold at the Conservatory

Meeting Owen Schreiner

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Why crawl when you can fall?

Nina is very active these days: rolling, kicking, working her abs, trying to crawl and stand. Her favorite activity yesterday was pretending like she was going to stand and then falling down.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Here comes the sun

It's been a balmy 40 degrees this weekend and we loved the opportunity to get outside again. Going on walks and feeling the sun shine down on us lifted our spirits and made Nina jump for joy. We watched some hockey at the rec center next door and even got to grill some cheeseburgers! Lately she's been trying to crawl and she likes to sit up in her crib when her nap is done.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Out and about

Nina refuses to stay cooped up despite the ridiculously cold winter. Yesterday, we went to the Cleveland Wok and Target. Both trips had some noteable moments. Nina ate her oatmeal and pears at the table in the high chair and then wanted to wash it down with some water. She grabbed the straw. As Kara asked, "How will we know if she actually gets any water?," Nina jolted backward and gave a huge smile to let us know she'd done it. Here are some low-quality phone photos. Nina is already well-loved at the Wok with the entire staff, especially the owner, who holds and talks to Nina every time she sees her.

Nina is also proud to be able to sit in the shopping cart like all the other big kids. We didn't think she could love shopping at Target any more, but she was thrilled to have a better view and the opportunity to taste every item put in the cart.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

7 Months

Nina's 7 month birthday is a big one. She got her first haircut today, thanks to Nana! It's also her first Super Bowl; she may be too partied out to go to daycare tomorrow. She's looking "cute as a button" in an outfit from Jake and Kelsey.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cute hat

Nina is getting her top teeth so her eating & sleeping schedule have been thrown off a bit. Her current favorite activities include playing with her ball, trying to crawl, turning the pages of her book, and trying to convince mom to let her stand on her own. She likes trying to stand next to the dishwasher, what a silly girl.