Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Talking, talking

These past couple of days Ally has been exploring or experimenting with her voice. She has mastered the dadada sound which Justin just loves, but the funny part is she does it at different noise levels. We have heard the quiet version and the loud version. It is pretty funny when she yells b/c most of the time she is surprised she can do it also. She also has starting talking to Anna. It is really funny b/c it seems like she has her own language for Anna. Her voice gets very high and she kind of squeaks to her. It is very funny! We are working on a video, but she has learned what the red light means, taping. Whenever we turn on the camera and start filming she stops talking. I am crossing my fingers that in the next couple of days we can get something. We will keep you updated on the progress.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Here are a few pictures from Halloween at daycare. Ally got to go trick or treating at daycare by visiting all of the other classrooms. After the trick or treating they did a class picture. The last one is in the car on the way home. She was one tired giraffe.

New food

At the 6 month visit the doctor said we could start introducing new foods to her. We have stuck with the cereal for months 4-5 and Ally was just eating it up like a champ. She loves her cereal, so I was excited to see how she liked other foods as well. The doctor suggested we start with the veggies first so we could hopefully get her used to eating the non sweet foods first. On the day the doctor said she could try new foods I got really excited and went straight to the store to get lots and lots of food. Yes our pantry is full of peas, green beans, carrots, and pears. So far we have tried peas, green beans, and carrots. I tried the peas first, and well the picture above shows you how well she liked the peas. Not her favorite at all!!! I was a little worried about the peas and what would happen next. So we switched to carrots for a week and she has loved them. She loves turning her face orange with carrots. Today I just tried the green beans with my fingers crossed and she likes them!!! I am surprised and excited. One reason I am excited is b/c if you remember what I said above is that our pantry is full of food!! Thank goodness they will not be a waste too.

6 months old!!

Our baby is a half year old. It is amazing to think back to where Justin and I were 6 months ago. It is hard to remember our life before Allyson and the things we had no idea about, like changing diapers, making bottles, watching Noggin, talking in high pitch voices, and hugging and kissing the sweetest thing on earth. So the doctor said everything is checking out great and Ally is growing and moving along very well for her age. She is 16 pounds and 26 inches long. The visit went well and she didn't even do that bad for her shots either. I guess now we just hope we don't have to go back to the doctor until 9 months. We will see what happens.