Monday, September 22, 2008

Azalea Loves Izzy

So, these pictures pretty much speak for themselves but you know me...I can't NOT write about how cute they are.

Azalea's mouth is wide open whenever she plays with Izzy. We're not sure if it is just because she's excited or because she actually contemplates putting EVERYTHING into her mouth. Even big fuzzy alive things.

After she had played a while, Azalea puller herself to a stand on Izzy. Yeah, you read right. I was in just as much shock as you so I didn't get a good picture of it. Oh well, it wasn't the first time anyway. The first time was yesterday in church...on her carseat. we go.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Look what Auntie Laurel sent Azalea in the mail today! The adorableness...can you stand it? The tutu even came with a matching headband!

I couldn't be bothered with a decent setup for these photos...I had to get Z in that thing and take pictures FAST. Of course you know there will be plenty more pictures to better light, with actual posing, and adorable baby tutuness.

Also, these pictures should quell any suspicions that Azalea does not in fact LOVE the camera. One flash and she's workin' it.

The card inside said the tutu came from Tiffany Wheeler at The Maddie Patch (which is a shop on ETSY). Clearly, Tiffany is a genius in the baby tutu design arena. It's highly likely that I'll be purchasing from her in the future.

Also, nobody needs to worry about buying any more clothes for Azalea. She'll pretty much just be wearing this as long as it fits.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

She is going to TOWN on that mango!

My sweet friend Jaime gave me the idea of splitting a mango with my husband and giving the seed to my baby cakes. Azalea was grateful for the opportunity to suck on something so ridiculously sweet and it was hilarious watching the thing slip through her hands.

I recently gave up the rules of introducing new foods to Azalea. You know, the ones that are like,
1. Wait 2-3 days between new foods that are introduced.
2. Introduce vegetables before fruits (which Neve will tell you doesn't work anyway)
3. I don't remember the other ones that I'm not following.

I pretty much give her whatever I can grind or smash up. No don't panic...I'm not giving her peanuts, egg whites, or cow's milk...I know better than that. But since Nate and I don't have any food allergies, our pediatrician (currently one of my favorite professionals in the whole wide world) gave us the go ahead to be a little lax in our feeding habits.

I tried to drag my feet on introducing solids to Azalea, truly I did. But she was insistent. She was grabbing food off of our plates, eating peas ecstatically, and smacking her lips whenever I ate in front of her. Neve finally laid the smack down and said, "Miranda...she's ready to eat solid foods. You should feed her something." Fine.

Oh how I love sticky messy baby. No seriously, I do. I strongly believe in babies making messes.

All in all, another successful evening meal. For those of you who are curious, Azalea also enjoys eating: avocados, bananas, peas, sweet potato, plums, oatmeal, cupcake frosting, limes, paper, cell phones, and your finger.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Yes, yes, it's lovely to be home...

All of the pictures are loaded onto Flickr. Also, Zayley misses all of you and would like to be picked up.


So we're home from California and slowly getting back into the swing of things. Nate jumped right back into school (even though he wasn't ACTUALLY on vacation) and Zayley and I have been doing laundry (she's a big help in that department) and getting the house put back together. I'm working on loading all of our pictures onto Flickr for your viewing enjoyment so I'll let you know when they're all done. My plan is to put up one more post about Idaho and then I'll fill you in on the exciting beach-filled details of our trip to Oceanside. Happy September everybody!