Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Historic Home Tour - Palmcroft-Encanto

I really like going to the Phoenix downtown historic home tours. I've been to many (Roosevelt, FQ Story, Willo, Coronado, Windsor Square) and of course Palmcroft-Encanto which only comes every other year. The gracious owners let the crowds view a dozen homes (built 1924-1941), and Cameron and Liberty came a long for the fun. I got to go in all the houses, take some pictures for my real estate blog, get some decorating ideas, learn some history, speak with adults...ya know, not my everyday routine. Cameron and Liberty had a blast in the stroller, walking around in everyone's front lawn, looking at the doggies, looking at the classic cars...and letting mommy have her Historic Home Tour. Beautiful lunch and stroll with my beautiful family on a beautiful day in my beautiful city.

Blue Eyes and Red Hair and Fair Skin

The checkout lady at Safeway told me the other day - "I love her coloring!" (meaning Liberty's). ME TOO LADY. ME TOO.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Baby Sign Language

Here is a 1:51 min video of Liberty doing her sign language for the camera (milk, phone, eat, more, all done). After the minute mark she ignores me, but I think the video is funny because she knows she really shouldn't be playing with the remote and throws it when I come towards her! I also thought it would be fun to teach her a made up sign for "swing" - but now she just incessantly signs SWING and looks like a little italian dictator until she gets her I think we have enough sign language for now and are moving on to WORDS (so far she has "Mum-ma", "up", "blegh" (yucky/trash) and her version of meowing/woofing). I'm shocked at how smart she is getting. She can point out the cheese, beans, corn, strawberry and banana when they are ALL jumbled on her highchair tray! I was impressed, but I'm the Mum-ma.

From Swinging - Spring + videos

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Walking to get a pickle

Her walking has improved since we took this video - no more need for pit stops at every piece of furniture:)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My Wee Little Leprechaun

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I followed around a little leprechaun all day. What did you do?

Friday, March 11, 2011

Springtime Swinging

It's SPRING! This particular day it was pretty hot out so we started with a hat (vintage circa 1983), then added a sippy cup, and finally the shades. I think she looks like a little old lady:)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


A kid is 1,000,000 times more fun than having a pet monkey or parrot. I assume. Here is a little video of baby torture as I ask Liberty to do a bunch of her tricks.

From Videos 11 month old

Fun in the Kitchen

I thought I should capture this "cruising" stage where Liberty moves throughout the house via the walls/furniture and gets into the kitchen cabinets. She is particularly enamored with the egg beaters and could care less for strainers and pots. She gravitates towards all things breakable, loud and with pointy ends - and the martini shaker - gotta love a martini shaker. I'll try to find that video which I think is on my phone. I realize some of the videos are boring but as mom I cannot push delete. Liberty is also into feeding herself with a spoon, she puts a kernel of food on it and often gets it to her mouth. Oh, and THIS bib is the best $5 we ever spent.

11 months old!!

11 months old and nothing but a joyful little girl. Loves her kitty, her mommy and daddy, her baby doll and walking. Life is good. Here is my little update for our records.

Very into POINTING
Can point out any cats or dogs in a book. Or any hair or eyes or shoes.
Snorty face, indian song, clears throat, tips head back for tickles.
Says "Up"
Says "Meow" by squeaking.
Taps her head when she wants you to sing "Head, shoulders, knees and toes"
Is wearing 18 month size clothes! Tall like dad.
Has a fondness for pickles
Has broken 2 sippy cups from throwing them from the highchair
Morning 6oz bottle, milk sippy cup with lunch and dinner and bedtime 6oz bottle (20oz daily total)
2 naps both 1.5 hours long
1 more tooth, so that makes 7.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

First Steps!! WALKING!!!

One night before bedtime Liberty took her first steps!! We couldn't wait to wake her the next morning and film THIS!!!!!!! 2 days before 11 months old and she's can waddle like a penguin!!