Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Vivienne's Weekly Photos #43 and #44

It has been an adventure these last couple of weeks and I came down with the mystery illness and was unable to edit and post last week's picture so this week I'm doing a two for.  Vivienne luckily didn't catch what ever virus I had but did manage to get a runny nose.  It doesn't stop her from being on the go at all times though.  

She is getting more and more confident in her standing abilities all the time.  She will stand without holding on to anything for longer periods, nothing crazy but it is a change.  

She has also been standing with her little car that our friends handed down to her and will walk behind it.  It is so exciting to see her walking a little.  The car can still get a little fast and leave her legs behind her while she is still holding on, but she perseveres.

It has been nice and cold here the last couple of weeks and Vivienne has enjoyed several fires in the fireplace.  She is pretty amazed by it and we have to keep telling her that it is hot and not to touch.  

She also loves to "help" mom in the kitchen unloading and loading the dishwasher.  She loves to roll the bottom basket in and out, in and out.  She is slowly figuring out that sometimes things like drawers and doors can close on your is a painful thing to learn, but learn she has.  

So this is Week #43 was a difficult one to get.  

 That was the best it was going to get, otherwise this is the alternative...

Week #44 was a little easier to capture...

She was feeling better, or perhaps super excited for Thanksgiving this year, or to read her Rainbow Fish book...who knows.

We hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!  


Friday, November 15, 2013

Vivienne's Weekly Photo #42

Life has been in the fast lane with Vivienne this last week.  The girl is speedy, like Speedy Gonzales fast!  Viv has perfected her crawl and is able to get from A to B within a blink of an eye.  She is also quick to get to her feet any chance she can.  She is becoming more stable every day and we have witnessed on several occasions her standing freely for a few seconds before holding on again.  She will walk her way around the ottoman in our living room or to one end of the couch and back.  Practice makes perfect folks, and she will soon be walking I'm sure.  

Viv also loves music.  She loves to "make music" with whatever she can bang together, shake or wave around.  On a few occasions I have seen her start dancing when she makes one of her toys play a song.  It is the cutest thing ever.  

I am still working on the adjustment her new found mobility has required me to make.  I have decided that if she is holding something in her hands, I have a better chance of her being still for 5 seconds while I rapidly snap photos.  Hence why she is holding these blocks this week.  

As you can see in this outtake, the blocks became another musical instrument that she can clap together to make a sound.  She LOVES it...

and then she was off again.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Vivienne's Weekly Photo #41

Vivienne is doing well.  She just got over a cold/minor ear infection and is on the rebound.  The illness really didn't slow her down and we are thankful for that.  Our nanny informed us that she fed herself some peas, but we have yet to witness a self feeding session yet.  We need to practice that more and Roxie agrees, she likes to "clean" up the floor after Vivienne eats.  

The latest development is Viv clapping her hands.  It is so cute to see her applauding randomly and how she gets so excited to clap.  She will be in the middle of a crawl and stop to sit and clap for a bit.  Too too cute! 

These photos were difficult to take because she does not want to be on her back when she can be cruisin' man!  I will have to develop a new method.  

Friday, November 1, 2013

Vivienne's Weekly Photo #40

Week 40 has come and gone and I can't believe there are only 12 more weeks until Viv turns 1!  This year is flying by and our hearts are filled with so much joy for our little family.  Vivi is growing strong and has developed some new skills.  

She has successfully been drinking from a cup.  Yup like a big girl.  She can also drink from a sippy and we are working on the straw, but she is definitely venturing out from the bottle.  She loves to eat eggs and toast and has had grilled cheese.  We are not sure about peanut butter, she may have had a slight reaction...keeping an eye on that one.

She has also discovered the animals toys and LOVES Roxie's squeaker ball and Lillie's stick.  She will squeeze the ball for ever making it squeak and making Roxie really excited.  The stick (which is about 3 foot long) she will wave around excitedly and occasionally Lillie will pounce it.  When Lillie pounces, Vivi gets super excited and then chases her off.  It is too cute!  

We took Viv to a mom's Meetup group Halloween party and she met some other babies about her age.  It was nice to find a group that we can potentially have play dates with in the future.  

Week 40

This week we took Viv's picture on the floor which was nice because she couldn't fall off anything but then it was free reign for her to crawl around.  The days of the pictures on the back may be gone...

Week 40b

Week 40a

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