Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Liftoff! from Brianna Avery on Vimeo.

And Sebastian goes mobile!!
He's doing a sort of creeping/commando crawl, but he's definitely moving, and he's building up speed. Look out world! Early favorite destinations include the front hallway, with its shoes and bikes, the computer cord, the oven, and the garbage. But he is mostly using his newfound mobility to crawl into whatever room we're in. So if I leave him in the living room and go into the kitchen, he'll follow right after. He gives me a big grin and looks delighted when he finds me again, which is the cutest thing. I love it.

Of course, this means that we need to concentrate on making our home baby-safe. We've put in outlet covers and latched the under-sink cabinets that are full of dangerous substances, but have yet to figure out how to secure the tall bookcases or shield the radiators. Of course, I also have to concentrate on using the measures we've already got - I find that I often leave the latches ajar in my rush to do the next thing. And my habit has been to leave those child-safe lids half off - on the dishwasher detergent for instance - and that has to change.

Friday, June 13, 2008

my orchid

For once, shockingly, a piece of non-baby news. I've had an orchid on my windowsill for ages - it was flowering when Mom Raab gave it to me, but once that flower dropped off it's just been four leaves in a pot. But I've kept it around, and amazingly, it has budded and flowered!! I feel quite the gardener, though undeservedly so as I've mainly neglected it.
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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

further food adventures

We gave Sebastian an apple quarter to munch on - he loved holding it in his hands and using his two little teeth to gnaw on it. He found the Granny Smith variety a bit sour, though. :)

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Sunday, June 8, 2008

summer time!

It's been terribly hot and humid here this weekend, so we visited the wading pool with Sebastian. He splashed, he watched the toddlers (warily), he fell forward onto his face. :)

We had to buy a membership in order to use the town pools, and found that the cheapest and most sensible option was to get Seb an individual membership - with us attending as chaperones. He got his picture taken for the ID card - his first official card! - it cracks me up.
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