Polyester outfit + duck feet + duck hat + FL heat = no problem for Baby V
The duck met a lady bug and decided to strike a pose for the camera. (You can see that the duck was starting to get drowsy. She eventually fell asleep in her duck costume and I had to pull off her duck hat to let her head air out.)
Florida Girl, aka Jen, and her husband Chris (we all went to high school together and then college) stopped by Orlando before their big move to London. I can't believe that they're leaving us stateside but there are many journeys to be conquered abroad... I'll just have to live vicariously through her blog. We're going to miss you guys! Come back and visit often, k?
Violet was striking her "DJ Violet" pose for the Kodak moment.
Aunt Jason, Uncle Phil, and Uncle Mark were also in Orlando (playing hooky from work might I add) to go to Halloween Horror Nights. Jen and Chris went too. I was too big of a wuss to go... So we had breakfast the next morning instead. Sadly Joe missed our high school reunion (Jason and Phillip were in our graduating class at Plant too!) because he was responsible and went to work.
"Violet, I have a better idea. Here's the lid to my bottle of formula. Play with this."
Giovanni, understanding how 7 month old babies think, knew that the lid would distract her just long enough so he wouldn't have to explain to her that they don't have enough teeth to eat corn on the cob just yet.
Two weeks ago at Sweet Tomatoes (Souplantation on the west coast), I felt a tooth popping out of her gums!! Just to double and triple check that she was cutting teeth, I kept putting my finger in her mouth to feel the tooth. Now she won't open her mouth. ha ha.
We have a variety of teething toys for her. We stick them in the freezer and she proceeds to gnaw on them. Supposedly this is soothing for her gums. You be the judge.
She crawls with no assistance needed! I like to put down TONS of pillows around her. Subconsciously I'm thinking that the pillows will "contain" her in the immediate area that she's in...
I can't really pinpoint the exact moment she started to crawl. She practiced a lot while I was at work. One day I came back home and saw that she could crawl from one side of the living room to the other side, on her stomach using just her hands (think military style).
One day, she just popped up her on her knees and started to crawl.
She's definitely no "expert" just yet but, like everything, it's only a matter of time.
We need to start child-proofing the house. Maybe that will be a good activity for this weekend.
Mimi bought Finn and Violet stacking plastic cups. Out of all the toys that Violet owns, give her the stacking cups and she can amuse herself for hours... Other toys she might play with for a second or two and discard.