Thursday, February 28, 2008

Squish Squash

Happy 5 months today, Dakota Lee! That's right, it's February 28. Dakota was born 5 months ago today! I can't believe how fast the time has gone. She's getting so Daddy says slow down the growing!

In honor of Dakota's 5 month milestone, we gave her Squash tonight. Her first real food. First veggie after rice cereal. Daddy did the honors. And he must have done a darn good job, because DAKOTA FINISHED THE ENTIRE CONTAINER. He couldn't get it in fast enough.

Needless to say, she loves the squash. I must admit, it wasn't too bad. (Daddy tasted it, too. Even if he won't admit it.)

Monday, February 25, 2008

lovin the thumb(s)

just some recent pictures.

Mall excursion

So, today, Dakota and I went shopping. Lesson learned? SHE IS OVER HER CAR SEAT. I have the handy car seat/stroller where the car seat can just snap into the stroller, and off we go! This is great for babies under 4 months. However, Dakota is now over that thing. She wants to have more movement in there, and I can't say I blame her. She used to sleep in there for hours, but now, she cat naps for about 20 minutes and then just squirms because she is not too comfy. So....I think the day is soon ahead of us where we install the big girl Britax car seat into my car and she gets to sit in the stroller front-facing like a big girl. Good thing mommy is prepared and already has the carseat. (And of course, found an awesome deal online!) Looks like daddy will have a project this weekend....

Thursday, February 21, 2008

rolling and kicking

well. today was a big day for Dakota. she managed to roll herself completely over - then back again! this really wasn't a huge surprise since she has been arching way over on her side and managing to completely turn herself around in her crib - but it was cool anyway!

she also has been really movin around in her crib lately. we lay her down at night one way and the next morning, she is completely the opposite! tonight, i came in and she was laying sideways and had managed to kick her crib soother back on! smart kid already.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

the truth behind Dakota's smile...

So while daddy has been home this weekend, spending some quality time with his daughter, we have made a strong conclusion. Dakota Lee has already learned how to get what she wants from daddy. Smile = melts daddy's heart. Now, granted, the girl smiles A LOT in general. And this of course is an awesome thing. But for some reason, her grin she gives daddy is just a bit different...more along the lines of "I know I am cute, daddy will give me whatever I it is!"

Therefore, Jared has come to the conclusion that this girl is going to break the bank with that smile. (Maybe she can teach me how to do it.)

In other news, we had a great, relaxing weekend. Complete with a few giggles, snow, sleep and rice cereal.

Friday, February 15, 2008

the bears

I swiped the berenstain bears collection from Grandma and Grandpa Osburn's house to borrow. Each night, we have been reading a book to Dakota before bed. Most of the time, she just screams, but we are hoping she is learning that reading is good for her. Mostly it is for mommy to remember about old days - this was my favorite book series. Favorites include Too Much Junk Food and the Messy Room. Ahhh...the good ole days....


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finger sucker?

rice cereal fun

Dakota has been having rice cereal once a day for about a week now. She really does like it and manages to keep probably about 80% in her mouth. (Okay, maybe more like 70%). But, it sure is a fun time.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Amazin Maesie!

For those who were concerned about Addison Mae's health, she seems to be feeling better. So everyone can sleep at night, no worries. Daddy took her to the vet last week and he said it was most likely a pulled disk in her back. She is now on puppy painkillers (like Advil for dogs) and she gets a special treat everyday. Layla doesn't really think this is fair. But she is back to jumping on the bed with ease. YAY for Amazin Maesie!

On a lighter note, the girls got cute new pink cupcake collars. They look too cute!

a giggle?

I've already been slacking a bit with my posts. Whoops. Sorry. I will try and be better about that.

While Daddy is working his rural rotation in Burlington, Kansas, the girls get a lot accomplished during the day. Like giggling. Actually, to be fair, Daddy was the first to get a real giggle out of Miss Dakota. He got it by playing the Karate chop with her. It's definitely precious. A sort of mischievious, onry giggle. Go figure. Once she starts doing it a bit more, I'll try to capture it on video.

Another thing we got accomplished today was shopping. (What we do best.) We got a few summer outfits at Old Navy, including a swimsuit! How exciting. We also got Daddy and Dakota matching outfits for Match Day. Jared will take Dakota up on stage when he opens his letter to tell us where we will be moving. They are going to look so cute. Of course, Lil Miss D is the talk of all the retail employees these days. Including a stalker at Target who was following us out the door and acknowledged she was following just to look at the beautiful baby. It's tough being so cute.