Monday, October 27, 2008

Fall is here

Calla went to her first Halloween Party on Sunday and dressed up like an AZ Wildcat Cheeleader!!!

Calla and Mom at the NICU Halloween Party in Eugene.

Calla with her favorite NICU nurse, Molly.

Calla and Daddy eating sweet potatoes. YUM, YUM!!

We have had a beautiful Fall in Corvallis this year. The weather has been beautiful, in the mid-60's everyday and the leaves are just beautiful. This is the park across from our house.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Happy 6 month Birthday Calla

It was not birthday cake, but I think Calla liked it just as much and ate it like a birthday cake should be eaten by a baby. Calla turned 6 months old today and is doing great. She is becoming a very active little girl and managing one meal of home made apple sauce and rice ceral a day to supplement the breast milk. She is getting so big.
We are on our second week of going to day-care three mornings a week and it is going very well. I drop her off around 8:15 and go to work until 12:30 and then pick her up. The day-care center is right on the Oregon State campus where I work, so it is just a few minutes away. Every time I pick her up she is either sleeping or hanging out with the other kids. She smiles at all the ladies taking care of her and is always in a good mood. Calla and I have also been enjoying our time together all day on Tuesday and Thursday and every afternoon. We go on long walks in the afternoon with Aspen in tow and entertain ourselves in any fashion we can the rest of the time. So enjoy these pictures we took today to celebrate her birthday.


Feed me more mommy!

Calla is playing so hard, she falls sleep right in the middle of playing.

Calla hanging out with Froggy and Charlotte the elephant.

Belly time!

Calla has been starting to hold onto toys now and is having lots of fun.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Rice Cereal - YUM YUM!!

Calla had her first few bites of food today and it went well. Here is a short clip of the experience. Lots of food got on her bib and hands, and we even think she swallowed some!!!


Saturday, October 4, 2008

Scott survived his first week at home with Calla and they had a wonderful time. Calla has been full of smiles and laughs, well I guess I would be too if I got 12 hours of sleep a night. Calla's other big adventure this week was that she started part-time day care. She will be going to the KinderCare on OSU's campus M,W,F in the morning for 3-4 hours for now. In November she will start 5 half-days and then in January she will start full-time. Wednesday was her first day and it was harder on me then her or Scott. She did just fine and was the bell of the ball. She was full of smiles and even managed to take a 1 hour nap. It is so hard believe that she will be six months old soon. She has grown so fast. There are a few pictures of her most recent activities below.

Calla is getting ready for election day by sporting her tiny Democrate outfit.

Calla has been really enjoying looking at flowers recently. Everytime we walk by our neighbors house we have to stop and let her look at the purple flowers, they are tall and usually blowing in the wind and Calla loves to watch them move.

Last Sunday our friends from the NICU came for a visit. It was nice to catch up and see all the changes that Madison had made. Both girls enjoyed sitting in their bumbo in the sun.