Friday, October 23, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
When your baby has mastered the knack of picking up and manipulating toys, she's ready for the surprise silliness of this captivating challenge.
Appropriate for: 9 to 18 months
Skills developed: Fine motor, hand-eye coordination
What you'll need: A piece of contact paper, tape, and a few small toys
Take a piece of sticky contact paper, the kind you use for lining drawers and shelves, and place it, sticky side up, on your kitchen floor. Then tape it down securely along all four edges. (You can put some wrapping paper down first for extra floor protection.)
Gather an assortment of small toys and arrange them on the paper, pushing down on them to make sure they're firmly adhering. Then show your baby the toys and encourage her to pick them up – or try to. You'll both get a good laugh as your baby figures out how to get them unstuck.
Once all the toys are rescued, help her press her hands onto the contact paper. She's likely to be fascinated with the sensation of the sticky surface pulling at her palms as you help her lift each finger and put it down again. Of course, if she doesn't like the sticky feeling, don't force the issue.
Remember: Each baby develops at a different pace, so if yours isn't quite ready for this week's activities, don't worry — just try them again in a few weeks
Thursday, October 8, 2009
For the first game of the season, we traveled to Dallas to with OU take on mommy's most hated college football team:BYU
Here is another picture from before the Idaho State game. It ended up being rainy for Alex and I but Josie hung out nice and dry with Thomas
Monday, October 5, 2009
I went online to see what I was doing wrong. I found a few good tips on www.babycenter.com and also this website I found extremely helpful: http://tinyurl.com/yddvlna
Basically, I need to relax and keep offering a wide variety of food. I found out it was normal she's less interested in baby food and that I need to give her an easier time with eating because it's all new to her.
I've decided on a new strategy. THREE. I'll offer her 3 things at every meal. One that I feed to her. The other two will be finger foods, one that she normally likes and one that is new or she hasn't liked yet. She can eat as much of any of them as she wants. I'm also going to stop buy puffs because of their low calorie and nutritional content. Cheerio's and other whole grain cereals are better I think. I'll stick with the whole wheat cookies and yogurt drops though.
When she chews up food and spits it out I'm going to say "no" and then walk away. When she eats I'm going to go over the top in praise. I'll try to offer juice a couple times a week but so far juice and formula in a cup is widely unsuccessful, she just loves water.
Wish me luck.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
When we went over there on Tuesday GG had a Christmas present that she wanted to give Josie early. Three months early? Ha! That's GG for you. Anyway, nobody is complaining, Josie loves it:
We named the horse "Boomer" and Josie loves him. It occupies her attention for a full 10 minutes sometimes (and if you know my daughter, that is almost an eternity for her).