Friday, March 28, 2008

Silly Baby

Here are a few silly pictures of Rachel from the fast few days.

She's lately become a big fan of her car seat, which is nice because she never used to like to be strapped into it. I think she's realized that if she's getting into the seat it means that we're going somewhere, possibly somewhere exciting, so she'll let us put her in. That doesn't stop her from pulling against her restraints the minute the car stops, though.

I'm ready to go!

You're upside down, mom.

She continues to be a big help in the kitchen. She's become very efficient at unloading the dishwasher. Too efficient, really.

Since she was so good at that, we've designated her the putter-awayer of pots and pans as well.

Today I put the baby gate up between the kitchen and the hallway so that I could get some work done without any little fingers getting in the way. Rachel was not thrilled.

When she finally realized that she couldn't get over, under, around, or through the baby gate she threw a terrific fit. If ever she loses her temper or hits her head, such as in this case, we have three options: play the piano or look out the window or feed her. I have been trying to break her of the "I'm hurt--feed me" mentality so that leaves us with the two former options.

The piano works well but the window has a more immediate effect. She loves to pound on the glass and wave at people (and rocks and birds and clouds and cars--mostly just pounding and waving at anything will do), especially at daddy when he's coming home from or leaving for school.

I wonder what new skill tomorrow will bring for such a busy baby!


  1. I LOVE the one of her at the gate - priceless!

  2. I have just been playing around on your blog-and now I ask, can I be a contributor to the Mother's Lounge? That is a good idea.

  3. (This is Matt) Somehow I think that gate will be rendered useless earlier than you would hope for. Rachel is so incredibly quick at overcoming physical obstacles. I hope this one holds out for a little while at least!