Friday, February 12, 2010

Our Flexible Leader of the Pack

So there is something that I have noticed about Charlotte, she does not like doing things the way that others do it. This could be very good or very bad. :) Hopefully as she grows she will continue to do it and be a leader and not a follower. As you can see from the title Charlotte is flexible and a leader. So the way I noticed that she did things a little different was because of her flexibility. Most little babies suck on their thumbs; however, Charlotte enjoys sucking on her middle fingers or even recently she started sucking on her toes, yep she is bendable enough that she can reach up and pull down on her legs and get her toes into her mouth. Don't believe me, I was able to get proof. I think she is just so funny, she puts her toes in her mouth then looks at me like it is the most normal thing ever.

So remember, go out there, limber up and start sucking on your toes, all the cool kids are doing it.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Rice Goodness

So, as Charlotte is getting older, she keeps growing and doing more and more new things and lots of firsts. I try and keep everyone up, and I know it slips sometimes, but Charlotte had a big first yesterday. For the first time she ate a food that was not milk. It was supposed to be rice cereal, but the directions for the "first baby feeding" waters it down so much, it was closer to Horchata than cereal. It was still quite the experience.

Charlotte was so excited to eat the food she could hardly contain herself and she felt it all the way down to her toes
So her first bite, I think she is saying "This must be an acquired taste!!"

She did not want more so she leaned as far back in the Bumbo as she possible could.

She is such a great baby though, through it all she kept smiling when we smiled at her. The problem was that as soon as she smiled everything in her mouth came squirting out.

She is just such a smiley baby.

This was the face that she made pretty much every time she got another "delicious" bite.

Does this picture remind anyone else of the part in the Harry Potter Movie where Harry has to force feed Dumbledore the water?

The whole experience was just a surprising event.

So, when Charlotte is in a few of her outfits the collar makes it look like she it a little count Dracula, and when she sucks on her arm, it looks like she is doing the vampire arm in front of the face, well now she is showing her true color and is growing her vampire fangs.

They are getting even longer!!! Watch out, everybody run!! It is Baby Dracula.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Best Kid Quote Ever!

So the other day I was teaching and I said, "Wunderbar!" (which is German for Marvelous!) when one of my kids got an answer right. One of my 5th graders said, "What does that mean?" Before I could answer another of my students said, "Duh, it is a kind of candy bar!" I literally could not hold back the laughter, and the whole class just laughed together. I love those days. We'll today I am here to eat my own words. I found out it really is a candy bar!! Gotta love 10 year olds!!