Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

I refused to spend money on a Halloween costume for Raeann this year because she would not be able to do anything anyway and would be in her pajamas at 6 o'clock, so to compensate I bought this cute jack-o-lantern onesie, pants, and hat. I even sewed the black bow onto the hat so that she would look more like a girl. I thought it turned out pretty cute.
No, I did not place Raeann this way for this picture. Her new thing is pulling herself up to a standing position. I guess crawling and sitting are too boring now.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

A New Hat

This post is strictly for my mom's sake. She made Raeann this adorable hat and wanted to see pictures of her in it. We had a recent reason for her to wear it - we got 4-5 inches of snow on the ground in the last two days. When she is in the car seat the hat frequently slides down over her eyes. I can always tell when this happens because she becomes instantly silent for the rest of the ride, like she can't talk if she can't see.


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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sitting Pretty and Pulling Up

You can put a hundred toys around Raeann and she doesn't care one cent about them. She would rather play with everything and anything else - specifically things you don't want her to play with. This particular night she thought her little cloth booties were the best toy in the world.
Pulling the string out of the bootie.
As if crawling wasn't good enough, Raeann has now started to pull herself up on things. I think the couch cushion is her favorite thing to pull herself up with. Luckily, right now she rarely gets past her knees. Mike and I are starting to wish she'd slow down a bit!

Jack-o-lantern


I finally carved the pumpkin we chose from the pumpkin patch a few weeks ago. I wanted to take some pictures of Raeann with it. This is pretty much the only picture where she even seemed to notice it was there.
She seemed much more interested in everything else around her and we had to place her next to the pumpkin several times as she would instantly start crawling away to check something else out. I think here she is interested in a particular spot on the concrete.
Finally I just held her so she would stop crawling away. As you can see, she's not all that excited about being made to hold still.

Monday, October 19, 2009

A Determined Sound

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We noticed on Saturday that whenever Raeann would get very determined about getting somewhere or something she would clamp her jaw, scrunch up her nose, and make this huffing-puffing sound. Mike was getting her to do it by making the noise himself and then she would mimic him. This particular incident all started because she was determined to crawl over him to get the remote. It's hard to hear her make the noise, but you can definitely see the face she makes!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

At the Pumpkin Patch

We started a new tradition today by taking Raeann to a pumpkin patch to pick our own pumpkin. It was $5.00 a pumpkin, so we will probably only do this once and get any more we want from Walmart, but it was a lot of fun.
A small one for our girl...I don't think this one is worth $5.00.
There were many pumpkins that looked like a good choice. We choose this one to sit on mainly.

I wasn't sure how Raeann would take to being put on the ground, as last time my dad placed her in the grass she started screaming, but she was more curious this time in what she could grab from the ground than the fact that it was something new and unsettling.




The pumpkin patch was so exciting that she slept for an hour in the car while Mike and I drove up to the Uncompahgre Plateau to look for some colors, but unfortunately all the trees above our elevation had pretty much shed their leaves already. Bummer...