Sunday, December 6, 2009

Thanksgiving, cereal, teeth!


It's been so long since we posted that there is a ton of news and a ton of photos. It's hard to find time and then it all piles up! I'll try not to get carried away.

We had a good Thanksgiving and went down to the Jenson's in the Twin Cities. On the way down, we stopped in Eau Claire, WI to visit Willow's old pal Ellen! It was the girls' first reunion since the NICU. Ellen has made great strides since then and she is such a cutie. Willow also got to meet Ellen's big sister Audrey. It was great to see them again.

They've changed a little since this photo:

Here are some shots from the Jenson's:

Notice the sales circular in Willow's hand. Newspapers and magazines are some of her favorite things. She loves to crumple them.

That's Willow with me and Josh's two grandmas. She got to spend some time with them, which was nice.

While at Grandma and Grandpa's, Willow took a bath in the sink. She looked so relaxed we were reminded of someone lounging in a hot tub, So we got a Willow-sized beer mug for a photo op. It was pretty funny.

Teething has begun, and it hasn't been so bad. The amount of drool is amazing! We now keep a bib on her all the time, not just for meals. If something is within Willow's reach, it's in her mouth!

Today we tried a carrot; we heard they were good for teething. It was a hit. It's safe until they get teeth, where they could bite off a piece. So far, Willow's bottom two front teeth are just barely showing above the gum.

...however, we haven't made much progress with the hair. It seems like Willow's head is growing as the same rate as the hair, so the hair can never get ahead! :)

We also started Willow on rice cereal this weekend. It went pretty well. She was very proud in her high chair (and we were excited to use it!)

We've gotten a ton of snow up here in the last couple days-insta-winter! I brought Willow out in her snowsuit and took some photos, but I'll save those for next time.


Lois Bell said...

I'm asways glad to see the new pictures. Lots of stuff going on with Willow now. Thanks for posting. More later. G'ma Lois

Emily said...

Oh my goodness! Willow just gets cuter and cuter every day. I love the "proud" picture. She looks like such a big girl. She is growing up so quickly. Now if only her hair would get the memo!

jannahope said...

It was so much fun to see you guys over Thanksgiving. That "hot tub" picture still cracks me up! So many cute pictures!

projectmh said...

LOVE that bite of cereal pic! How cute is she!!