Sunday, July 26, 2009
This weekend, we put the infant tub in storage and let Mallory try her hand at a big girl bath in the regular tub. She did fabulous. She sat up on her own the whole time and loved it. There is much more room to splash in the big tub and a lot more toys. I have a feeling that bath time will become one of her favorite times.
Friday night we took Mallory to the 2009 Jazz and Rib fest to see the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Mallory had a great time and jammed all night long. Well, not really. She ended up falling asleep shortly after the band went on, but she still enjoyed being outside and people watching. Our friends Amber and Heath went down with us and Mallory loved playing with Amber. I think she has a new buddy.
Just last week, there was a big change at Miss Kissy's house. Baby Parker started coming every day to join the group. He is ADORABLE, but I must admit, Mallory isn't giving Kristy up without a fight. His first day there, she reached for Miss Kristy while in my arms, when she saw her paying attention to the new baby. She wrapped her hands around her arm as if to claim her or say "no, this is MY miss Kissy." Although it slightly broke my heart, it was very cute to watch. However, over the course of the week she got better about sharing her sitter with the new little boy.
Just a couple of pictures of Mallory the other night before bed playing on her changing table. Now that she is sitting up, she loves to sit up on her changing table and grab at the blinds on the window. Because of this, I can't turn my back for a second. However, she is getting better and better at her balance every day.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
This is not what I sent Mallory to the sitters in today but this is what she was wearing when I picked her up. When I walked through Kristy's door and saw her sitting on the floor in this little number, I lost it. She looked Adorable. I had to snap some pictures when we got home. The thing about Miss "Kissy" (as the children call her) is that she tends to always have my child in clothing that I have never seen before. Thanks to many hand-me-downs and to the fact that she, herself will buy Mallory clothes, there are so many cute little surprises that I walk into. However, never anything quite as adorable and flashy as this. The best part about this little number is that the skirt is sparkly and shiny which kept Mallory's attention all evening.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
The 4th of July has always been a busy holiday for me. Growing up there was the parade, cookout at Grandma's, followed by the fireworks. It was always a day jam packed with things to do and see. The following day, we usually also have a cookout at my mother's as well. This year we did all of those things, with the exception of the parade. I went back and fourth about whether or not we should get up and go to the parade, but in the end decided that may be too much for Mallory in one day and decided to try for it next year.
**Here is a flashback of Ivan last year - look how much he has changed!!**
Friday, July 3, 2009
Today we went to the zoo with Kelly, Mike, Lori, and Ivan. We had a really great time and spent most of our morning looking at the monkey's. Marc got some really great shots of the animals and of the kids. Even though Mallory had no clue what she was looking at, it was wonderful to go for a nice walk while we enjoyed the animals. Plus, having Ivan there to see his reaction to the animals was quite entertaining!