Friday, August 03, 2007

10 Months Old

I started this blog one year ago this month. Initially the entire reason for starting it was to share pics and everyday happenings with family and friends that lived out of town. I have been amazed at how many blog friends I have made that share a common interest of scrapbooking and/or raising a family. So, I just want to say a big THANK YOU to all of you. Thank You for taking a few minutes out of your day to come by. Whether I know you in real life or in "virtual" life, it means a lot that you visit.

Natalie will be 10 months old on Monday. Her 1st birthday is quickly approaching. Any tips on how to slow time down? :) So here's what's going on with her: Her 2nd tooth is coming in. Cousin Taylor spotted it when he was with us earlier this week. She's trying lots more table foods and beginning to not like her baby food so much. Some of the surprising things she's liked are mushrooms and olives. She really likes mac and cheese, especially the EasyMac microwavable kind. We discovered last night she loves peas, which is odd because she just won't eat baby food peas.

She's moving around like a champ. She still crawls around on her stomach, but she's gotten a lot faster at it. And if I go into the kitchen from our living room, it's only a matter of seconds before she's followed me in there. She even figured out how to crawl through/underneath her rocker chair that I had put up as a barrier.

In the mornings I usually put her in her exersaucer so I can grab a shower. She loves watching telletubbies, Little Einstein, or Mickey Mouse clubhouse while she plays in the saucer. She's the most interactive with the telletubbies though. She laughs and babbles back at them and even reaches for them. She had just started saying uh-oh right before she saw telletubbies for the first time. Uh-Oh is about the only word I understand from the telletubbies, and she repeats it everytime one of them say it.

She likes being read to, but usually bangs on the book while you're trying to read it. Funny how babies like to pat everything. And she also wants to turn the pages before your done, and sometimes we read the book backwards, depending on which way she turns the page.

I knew I always wanted to stay at home whenever we had children. I just never knew how rewarding it would be.

Have a great weekend!


Jamie said...

Such a sweet post! If you figure out that time thing, please let me know.

Happy 10 Month Birthday Natalie!

Jude said...

That is a GREAT photo of you too... the time does pass quickly doesn't it???

Dawn Bibbs said...

Awww, you're gonna make me cry! What a sweet post.

They DO grow up fast, don't they? Natalie is at the age that I loved the most with Jayla. And to think she'll be going to Kindergarten in just over a week, just emotionally drains me. But what a blessing.

The pictures of you and daddy with Natalie are priceless. Looks like she's gonna be the picture with you, her little legs look so long :-).

Have a great weekend my friend.

veronica76 said...

She is so adorable...I want to jump in the screen and give her kisses...those cute cheeks!

That time, wish I knew how to slow it down...My baby is 2...Leah...2! Geez!!

Anonymous said...

Can you believe she is 10 months old.... seems like a month ago you were having showers. I need more time with her sweet little self. I think you and John are doing a suuper job raising a child. and will do even better with chidren. grin
love ya, Mom

Kimberly said...

Natalie is becoming such a big girl.Cute pics. Lilly loves peas too. She will eat pretty much anything you put in front of her though!Have a great day!

yoderworld said...

If someone gives you the key to slowing down time, let me know! Our little girls are growing up so much. It's been so long since I've looked at your blog (or been on the computer!). Natalie is so beautiful. She has the most gorgeos eyes. I saw her "spider crawl" picture. That was just too cute. Now Elizabeth crawls on all 4's - 2 hands and 2 feet. It's hilarious. If I can ever find batteries that work, I'll get some pictures on my blog that I'm so far behind in updating! Take care!

Charin said...

:) This was such a sweet post! :) Our little girls are growing way too fast! Katie was 7 months old Saturday. She said bye bye for the first time today, I *love* all of the little firsts. :)

Cheryl Wray said...

She is just absolutely adorable!!!
And, yes, time just flies by when you're a Mom!! Delaney will start middle school this week, which seems just amazing!!! They grow up so fast! Just treasure it all!!

Kris said...

Natalie is one gorgeous ten-month-old, and she's amazingly blessed to have a Mommy and Daddy so in love with her!

Hmm, I'm not so sure she'd go for being slowed down...but you're doing a great job of cherishing every moment!

Adriann said...

Happy Birthday Natalie! Aaaaw! Those pictures are so sweet. Enjoy each moment and children, like wine, do get better with time! You fall deeper and deeper in love with them every single day.