Friday, January 22, 2010

snow baby

What have we been up to lately? Getting back into school and babysitting - starting next week I'll be babysitting 4 kids! (They all have different schedules though; I'm pretty sure I'll never have all of them at once.)

Here are our two old friends Breanna and Acacia sharing some snacks with Cora. Cora's favorite things lately:
Hugging and patting her dollies and stuffed animals on the back
Sitting in her own little chair - her favorite is actually the new white one from Ikea, from Grandma and Grandpa.
Drawing on her magna-doodle
Giving hugs
trying to get into the cupboards in the kitchen
eating blueberries and a kiwi everyday
oatmeal squares cereal for breakfast and goldfish and go-gurt for snack
pushing around her doll stroller
building and knocking down block towers
clinging to mommy and daddy at bedtime
dragging around her favorite silky blankie
feeding her dollies a bottle and giving them her binky

Wait, binky? Well we went to the doctor for Cora's 15 month well baby check and immunizations. She's doing pretty well, even though she doesn't say many words yet she understands a lot. She's still in the bottom of the charts in weight, right in the middle for height, and right on the top for head size. But our doctor did say that he thought he could notice a little bit of shaping in her mouth already from her thumb-sucking. Usually he tells parents not to worry about it, but he suggested maybe trying to get her on a binky, which doesn't create as powerful of suction, and then after a year or so taking that away. So we bought a couple of pacifiers, but so far all she does is play with them, and still get her thumb at night. We've never worried about it very much before, since there's not much we could do and for now, she's still a pretty cute little thumb-sucker. Now it's a bit stressful when we think about her teeth in the future, but he said if the pacifier trick doesn't work, to not push it or worry too much. Hopefully she will stop on her own before too long.

These next pics are from earlier tonight. It snowed pretty good here today. Ryan took advantage of a student discount night at Pebble Creek ($6 lift passes) and went skiing with a couple of friends. Cora and I went to a dinner activity at the Institute with Shawna and Breanna (we were each other's dates since Kevin and Ryan were skiing together.) As we got home it was still snowing and I snapped a couple of pictures of Cora just before we came in the house.

And yes Mom I know she's not wearing mittens, but we were just outside for a minute going from the car to the house. Also, please overlook the lovely silver Christmas garland I still have not taken down from our front gate. What? It's almost February? I guess I should take it down now. I took down our other decorations but overlooked that one.
Cute pants are courtesy of Auntie Katie! And the cute coat is from Grandma Wei and the cute hat is from Grandma Nielson!

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