November 29, 2006

10 Months

Here's Maggie's 10 month boppy picture. I could barely get her to sit still for her photo. She's crawling all over the place now and can go crom crawling to sitting up, so that's pretty cool! Of course, she thinks her name is "Maggie, No!" now.

November 27, 2006

Good Morning!

Maggie greeted Tyler Saturday morning sitting up in her crib! She's never done that before, so I ran in quick with the camera to capture this first. It was really something. Then, Tyler was playing peekaboo with her later that morning and she finally said "Dada" to him!!! Two firsts in one morning, it was really great.

November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie. Who could ask for more? We are so thankful for all our friends and family that make our life so rich. And we are especially thankful for our little girl who has been such an amazing blessing to us!

We spent Thanksgiving with our great friends Seth & Dixie Christian, and their daughter Zayli (rhymes with Bailey). Dixie and I put together an 18-lb. turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and turkey gravy, cheesy grean bean casserole, salad and rolls. It was fabulous!!! The turkey turned out perfectly moist and tender, which is my first PERFECT turkey*. Maggie got to enjoy a big turkey dinner, and she loved every bite. Actually, she got two dinners - one at 3:00 when the turkey was done, and again at 6:30 for dinner. She ate lots and lots! I think the mashed potatoes and gravy were her favorite. Here are pictures from the day, and a video to boot.

* In 2002, we did our first Thanksgiving with Seth & Dixie. We did a turkey breast instead of a whole turkey. After 5 hours, the darn thing STILL wasn't done- and the instructions said it only needed 2 hours- and we had to nuke it to be able to eat it. NOT my finest culinary moment.

The boys play video games while dinner is prepared.

Everyone at the table for dinner.
Maggie with her drumstick bone.
Zayli comes over to check out Maggie and that bone.
The aftermath.
Video of Maggie and her drumstick:

November 21, 2006

Video: Maggie Crawling

Here's a quick clip of Maggie crawling this morning in her PJ's. She just uses her right leg- it's pretty funny!

November 17, 2006

Finger Foods

Maggie's pinscher grasp has been pretty good for a while, but I always have something semi-pureed for her meals like sweet potato, squash, peas, applesauce, peaches, etc. So last night was the first night Maggie ate an all finger-food meal by herself: sliced up cheese, bits of chicken, goldfish crackers and cooked zucchini. That means Mama didn't have to sit and feed her! Now, that doesn't mean Maggie eats very quickly - it took her a long time to pick up those slippery zucchini wedges, but she did it. But wow, was she having a good time and so proud of herself - just look at that smile. Maybe I'll get to eat a hot meal soon?

November 8, 2006

Look at those teeth!!!

I FINALLY got a good picture of her teeth. FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY!!! She's got 8 teeth now. If you click on the picture, it will open up a new window with a bigger picture so you can see them better.

November 4, 2006

Who does Maggie look like- Daddy?

Here are some of Tyler's baby pictures so you can see if Maggie looks like her Daddy. I think she looks more like him than me now. What do you think?

Who does Maggie look like - Mama?

When Maggie was first born, I thought she looked like Tylers' Grandmother and my brother. Then I thought she looked a lot like me. Now I've switched and think she looks like Tyler. Here are some of my baby pictures. What do you think?