She’s Two!

The last couple years have been a ‘merciful blur’ as my mom likes to put it. Hard to believe our little baby is now 2 years old. Running, jumping, climbing, feeding herself and talking in complete sentences.

My mother is here for a 2 week visit. The last time was December 2006!
We had Auntie Dawn and Uncle Mike over for birthday pizza and cupcakes.

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The weather has finally been nice enough to play outside so we’ve had
Bubble Time!

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And Muddy Mud Time!

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She also likes to play pretend – like
“I’m a bunny!”

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Or “I’m the conductor of a famous symphony!”

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For at least as long as a 2 year old’s attention span will allow.

Christmas and other stuff

Hazel has developed a shoe fetish. She usually goes for my closet full of pumps but this time it was Dad shoes.

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Christmas clothes from Mommy – she’s wearing a purple outfit from Auntie Judy
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She also got a couple books from Grandma Ethel
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Our little music lover
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One two three go! Hazel and Daddy play ‘Vrrrrooom’ and Hazel shows of counting skilz
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Thanksgiving 2007

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Hazel turned 18 months on Thanksgiving this year. We did our annual pilgrimage to Cinda and Dave’s house for turkey and fixins. We couldn’t stay long enough to play games but Hazel did help wash up after dinner.
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Despite having a cold she was pretty energetic after filling up on all the good food.

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There are more Thanksgiving Pics in the photo gallery.

San Francisco continued…

The Weekend – Sept 9th and 10th

We rented a car for the weekend to see some things we couldn’t get to easily by walking or public transportation. Saturday we went north and crossed the Golden Gate bridge into Sausasilto before heading south to check out west San Francisco. On the way over to the bridge we drove by Ghiradelli square where the annual chocolate festival was going on but had to miss out on the party. Oh rats! Continue reading “San Francisco continued…”

Live from San Francisco

Monday Sept 4th

Hazel and the guidebookSo we made it down here uneventfully and even lucked out and were able to take Hazel’s car seat on the plane even tho’ we didn’t pay for an extra seat – it wasn’t a full flight! She slept until right before landing and Rob was able to calm her down enough that she fell asleep again before we were on the ground. The only bad part of the flight was the kid in front of me spilling his sippy cup of apple juice into our diaper bag that was under his seat. Thankfully I’d tried something new this trip and packed things in ziplock bags to make it easier to organize and the only thing that got soaked was a bill I’d tucked in there last minute. Continue reading “Live from San Francisco”

Rolly Polly

Early (waaaaay too early) this morning Hazel rolled over on her own for the first time. She was in her crib, fussing, hungry and kicking and managed to lever herself over to her stomach. I put her on her back and she did it again. We haven’t tried it with a happy, non-fussy baby but I’m sure that’s going to happen soon.

I find this definition of Rolly Polly very amusing.

Toy Porn and 10 lb baby

Hazel continues to gain weight tho’ at a slightly slower pace since we stopped the butter injection treatments. Last week was her 2 month checkup and a round of shots. Oh that was fun – 2 shots in each leg. Good thing she didn’t see the size of the needles before she got stuck or she probably would have screamed more.

Hazel has also discovered television!

Our friend, Duane Nakamura, gave us a copy of Baby Einstein’s Baby Mozart DVD which is basically synthesized music with what Rob calls “Toy Porn” – shots of wind up and motorized toys and puppets and the “mysterious lady hand” playing with stacking toys. Amazingly it just captivated Hazel’s attention! So despite the recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics I set the Tivo up to record a few other shows to see what interests her. So far Zoboomafoo is on the top of the list. We’ve also watched some Sesame Street but Mr. Rogers is a bit slow for her taste.

Hazel is also getting really good at the “pout and scream” routine. I think she was born knowing how to make the ‘pouty face’ – the one face I don’t think we have a picture of yet. I think she’s testing Mom to see how long it takes to get picked up – not long at all.

We went out on a walk around Alki point and to the library the other day – our first outing without Daddy – who’s off in Boston. We may have to go for a walk today around the neighborhood while the weather isn’t freakishly hot as it is everywhere else.

Daddy gets back tomorrow evening YAY!