Monday, September 28, 2009

Swings, games and other adventures

We've all been doing well. On the medical front, we're still seeing some blood, but not as much. (I hope I didn't jinx it by saying that.) We're also still on hold for new foods, so it's just been formula and rice. I know Blaise doesn't care, but it's driving me crazy. On the more fun front, Blaise continues to roll all over the place and she's started with longer, more sustained babbling. Her current consonant inventory is /b/, /d/ and /w/, with the occasional accidental nasal. Mostly she produces sustained open vowels, but with lovely prosody.
Last week, we took a trip to the playground with Blaise's buddy Auden. Auden tried, once again, to eat rocks. Blaise showed a bit more restraint. The big hit, of course, was the swing.

We also went to a games party this weekend, where Blaise got to meet still more people who have been reading about her off and on. One of our Southern Hemisphere readers will be glad to know that Blaise has learned to play Ticket to Ride and is ready to take on all challengers. We figure it's good to start early on the geeky road to German board games. I hear they make Settlers of Catan for children. In further geek indoctrination, Blaise went to work with Dad this afternoon, where she read about the brain. Note to Aunt Libby: It's going to take more than one trip to Bloomies to undo the years of geek influence. Once a nerdling, always a nerdling.

Expect a bit of a break in posting because we're preparing for our next adventure: a trip to Pittsburgh to visit Ben's family this weekend. I'll be sure to give a good update when we get back. For now, new pictures will be up on the photo site momentarily. Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Great pictures! She looks like she's having so much fun in that swing!

Adrienne said...

I don't know what to think about a diet that includes rocks. Hopefully this phase will soon pass...

Have fun on your trip!!

Kathie said...

Cute pictures!
How long to you let babies hang on trees like that before they are ripe enough to pick?