|Swinging with my new shades...they didn't stay on my face for too long!|
|Nobody puts baby in the corner!|
|Giddy up Dada!|
|Nice flowers Mama|
|I like to try all the slides at Nike Park, this is the baby slide|
|Trying the big red slide|
|hanging with the big kids|
|trying the medium red slide|
|chillin on the curb|
|checking out the sawdust, grass, twigs, leaves|
|cool, more people to gawk at|
|looking at Dada|
|with Tia Jamie on Nate's b-day|
|swinging is still my fav!|
Speaking of eating, we started with some finger foods even though she didn't have front upper teeth to match her lowers (makes chewing a little challenging). But we tried O's cereal, cheese pieces, banana, watermelon, papaya (too slippery) and egg yolk (she likes this now). And now her front, upper, left tooth has poked through. It turns out her Dracula teeth are only the 2nd ones over (not cuspids). It looks like her front teeth are going to be nice and big (like mom's).
Alejandra has been quite the chatter box. Sounds like she's trying to say lots of things, but the only things we can sort of pick out are "Dada", "uh-oh", something like "Mama" and I swear I thought I hear her say "dat out" or "out", which is interesting since hears Spanish about 2/3 of the time. Must be from my family. She's also a noisy little girl (Gabriel says, like her mom). She always gets excited about a trip to TJs, but this last time she was yelling at the top of her lungs. Beyond cute/funny, just noisy. We were definitely making a scene.
We go to the park pretty often now that the weather has been nicer, her Papa takes her on their morning walks during the week and Tia Jamie takes her on Wednesday afternoons. Swinging seems to be her favorite, but there's only one baby swing at the park and it's popular. So she also likes to try out all the different slides. Right up there with swinging, people/kid watching is another favorite activity when at the park. She's a nosy little girl. Today at the park another little girl (toddler, a little older) was having a melt down, and Alejandra was watching the whole thing smiling and laughing, very amused by the spectacle. Then she went down the slide to get a closer look (like in her face) and just sat there watching with a little smile on her face. She has a good sense of humor. It's the little things she finds funny. I can look at her sideways and that will send her into fits of giggles.
In one short month we'll be celebrating Alejandra's first full year of life - crazy! Gabriel's mom and sister Kury will be flying up from Mexico to celebrate with us, but we'll probably just do a family celebration. I very momentarily thought about putting on a birthday bash at the park, with friends, but then was reading that a big party is more for the parents than the kids and they can find it overwhelming at the time (and won't remember it later). So, small family gathering it will be!