A sneak peak at OUR balcony which overlooks the living room :) Of course, I had to take these pics on the one morning when it wasn't sunny so please excuse the lighting!
Finally able to put my rocking chair to good use! Hazel and I rock here each night, look out over our empire(10 acres), read books, nurse, sing, and snuggle. It's true bliss!
Where do I even start when describing this heavenly creature? She is so FUN! All it takes it a "peek a boo" or "HELLO" to elicit the most gorgeous smile. She loves to be held upside down. Her body literally convulses when Dada walks into the room 'cause she knows he's gonna play with her. In fact, we're pretty sure she's been saying "DADA". It's her favorite babbling sound, but often coincides with seeing or hearing him.
Her new nickname is "the reacher creature". She can lean over farther than seems humanly possible. Believe me, more than one cup of tea has been knocked over (no burns thankfully!). She just loves to reach for things! In her bumbo seat, she can expertly turn the lazy susan to grab all kind of fun toys (napkin rings, salt shakers, butter knives...oh my!)
Sitting up is no longer a big deal. There have been minor knee movements that will soon lead to crawling. How can I be so excited about these milestones and yet want to FREEZE time?
We've been in our new place for almost a week and her sleep has magically doubled in length, predictability, and quality. WOW! I'm one step closer to sanity and where have those beautiful bags under my eyes gone? Guess all she needed was her own space (where she can't smell mama's milk OR the cat litter).