Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Caged Animal

As seen in the Christmas Tree post below, we succumbed to the easy method of child-proofing the house, at least temporarily, and bought a baby gate.


Rebekah was confused and a little excited when she first experienced this "playpin"/jail.


Soon (very, very soon) the novelty wore off, however, and she began looking for a way out.


She couldn't climb it, so she tried to eat her way out.


Rebekah always antagonizes Kosi's confinement in her cage...


... so Kosi even mocked Rebekah's situation.


Are we bad parents because we cage our daughter instead of baby-proofing?

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Santa Claus is Coming?

Rebekah was very excited to see this jolly giver-of-gifts she'd heard so much about. She was up early and ready to go get her picture taken with the fat man. But he hadn't shown up, so she just played for a while in his chair.


She explored the ornaments on his tree...


and continued waiting...


... giving him the accusatory glare when he finally showed up smiling.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Oh, Christmas Tree

Rebekah was a little unsure of what this new piece of furniture was we'd moved into the room.


She hung onto the gate and swayed back and forth cooing at the tree.


Her curiosity would not be quenched.


But she was amazed at the final outcome. She goes crazy over Christmas lights, and since pointing is her "new thing," she always points at any lights she sees.


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Mobility

When Rebekah first learned to crawl, things were a little shaky, but she was determined.

October 2009

video

Now, when she's determined to get somewhere, you'd better be on your toes ready to catch her.

December 2009

video

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Rebekah and the Bear (12/4/2009)

9 Months!!!

OFF THE CHARTS!


Okay, so Rebekah isn't off the TOP of the growth charts, but she is almost off the bottom. Last week Rebekah went to her 9-month check-up. Her pediatrician told us to expect her to drop off the weight chart in the next couple months when she gets more active (Um, more active?! Is that possible?)

The Results

Weight: 15 lbs 10.5 oz (5th percentile)
Length: 27 inches (25th percentile)
Head Size (don't laugh): 17 3/4 inches (75th percentile)


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009


Rebekah was a bit curious why her entire family stayed and played with her all day long this particular Thursday. Everyone lounged around, a parade with big balloons played on Uncle Damon's enormous flat screen, and her mother, granny, and Aunt Jessica plotted their 12-hour shopping day for Friday.

Then the good smells started coming from the kitchen! And this cold, hard pillow-shaped piece of meat appeared on the floor.


Later, the good-smelling food made Rebekah's mouth water...


But all she got were mashed potatoes on people's fingers and pureed sweet potatoes and corn.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Toys

Rebekah is pretty easy to entertain, and most of the time entertains herself. When she does see some new or different toy, though, she knows how to have a good time! On a recent trip we visited Rebekah's friend Jackson.


Rebekah went crazy playing with all his toys, but especially his home-made ball pit.


On our Thanksgiving trip to Jacksonville, however, even with all these toys available...


... the springy doorstop was good for lots of entertainment.