Friday, August 31, 2007

Monthly Summary- August

Wow! August has zoomed by. It's already time for an update. Over the course of the month, Amaya has become more and more active, and more and more animated. She loves to play and is very "independent." She lets you know when she's had enough of being held and when she wants to be put down to play, play, play. She'll occupy herself by playing for rather long periods of time in terms of babyhood. Probably as long as 30 minutes in some instances. Which gives mommy a quick blurp of time to type up this summary. She is presently happy as can be playing with her gymini. She goes around and around in circles, exploring all it has to offer. Amaya has also learned to love going on errands with mom. She loves all the new sights and sounds, and the people, too. Today we were at the post office, and she was an absolute hit, entertaining the 2 ladies behind us in line. They loved her. Who doesn't love a baby? And she loved them, too. Amaya now giggles and laughs a lot. We've gotten some great footage of her laughing hysterically. She loves playing "boo", "tickle, tickle", "kissing game", and any acrobatic-type game. They all get her laughing. More and more, sounds coming out of her mouth are starting to sound like words. I caught what was very close to dada today. Amaya continues to love bathtime. We keep putting less and less water in the tub, and she keeps splashing more and more. Our bathroom is literally flooded after bathtime, everytime, even with only an inch or two of water in the tub. She sent a tidal wave over the toilet the other day. We have to wear rain gear when we bath her. She pulls her little legs back as far as she can and then swings them back into the water as hard and quick as she can. She loves that! She's very much into exploring her environment. She checks out any and everything. She loves playing with my hair and she's so gentle about it in the beginning, which surpises me, but she ends the game like most babies. Grabbing on and pulling like there's a prize at stake. LOL. Amaya continues to enjoy her pool on the cooler days. She's definitely going to be a water baby. She'll be swimming in the ocean with mom and dad before we know it. Amaya is on a very consistent schedule now. She sleeps from 10pm-8am and naps, on average, from 930-1030, 1230-2, and 4-5. Amaya has the eating cereal thing down now. She gets cereal before her 11am bottle. Next week we are going to start giving it to her with her 5pm bottle, too. Then, in 2 weeks, we will start the veggies. It's hard to believe she'll be 6 months in 2 weeks. More shots. Ugh. Shhhhh. Don't tell her. Smile, smile. Amaya sits up unassisted now, and does really well with it. She can stay upright for several minutes. She has good balance and will put her arm out to stop herself from toppling over when she gets wobbly. Sometimes that works, sometimes she topples over anyway. It all depends on the position of her arm. Amaya has 2 teeth on the bottom now and 2 more trying to break through on the top. She'll be ready for steak dinners before we know it. Let's see...what else...that's probably enough for now. Smile, smile. We'll post another update at the end of Sept. In the meanwhile, we'll continue posting pics. Take care, everyone!

Love always,

P.S. Amaya wanted me to add that she loves making flatulence noises with her mouth. Kids will be kids, what can I say. We have great video footage of that, too. Worthy of AFV. Smile, smile.

Toes...mmm, yummy.

The title says it all.

Bunny time

Quality time with my bunny...
...and, of course, my toes.
Having a chat...
... er, uh, make that a deep conversation.

Look at me! I can sit all by myself!

The tripod position.
I love my toes.
Hi there, mommy. I love sitting up.
Back to my toes.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Amaya, the Tiger Wrestler (truth exposed)

Amaya says, "Ha ha. I got you all. I'm not really a tiger wrestler."

She continues, "This is my friend, Timothy the Tiger."
She turns to shake Timothy's hand and then says, "Great performance, buddy. They all fell for it. You rock."

The End

Amaya, the Tiger Wrestler

The tiger attacks. The tiger pounces on Amaya, but she's brave. She's ready for a battle.
Amaya says, "Stay back, mom. I can take this tiger. I don't want you getting hurt."
Amaya manages to overpower the tiger and flip him onto his back.
She pins him down and holds him there until he loses consciousness.
Amaya smiles proudly after she wins the battle. The tiger lays motionless.

Moral of the story...don't mess with Amaya!

Escape route

So, you think you're going to change my diaper, huh. We'll see about that, hee hee hee.
I am going to climb on down and then I am out of here. Try and catch me, ha ha ha.
Hmm, that's kind of a long way down there.
Maybe I better rethink this.
O.K. I changed my mind. You can change my diaper.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Waking Up and Playing In My Crib- Part 2

I see you, Mr. Giraffe.
Oooh, look at Mr. Zebra over there.
Hi mommy...I'm just playing with my "peeps." (That's what daddy calls all of Amaya's little friends). must be bottle time.
'Bye Mr. Giraffe. 'Bye "peeps." I'll see you tomorrow morning.

Waking Up and Playing In My Crib

It's fun to wave my feet in the air.
Good morning, mommy.
I love playing in my crib when I wake up.
I love looking at all the animals and letters on my sheet, and I love running my hands over them.