Sunday, April 27, 2008

Six months, for real

I finally put a ton of pictures on my Smugmug site, now that I have a new computer and Photoshop Elements to play with.

So on April 10 I stuck my daughter in a dress and plopped her on the grass outside (it happened to be the first warm day in, like, her life). She was not really thrilled about the whole experience, so it was hard to get a picture of her smiling. Also, for future reference, white dress + bright sunlight = photography nightmare, with or without a cranky baby.

Eventually I coaxed a smile out of her.

I also took pictures of her sitting in a chair on the front porch of a little playhouse which is a model of the carriage house in which we live. Actually, it's better than the carriage house in the sense that we don't have a front porch.

And then a nap. The problem with preparing dinner in this household is that the people for whom I prepare dinner tend to take afternoon naps. And Auletta's dinner takes preparation these days. More on that to come.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

First trip to the beach

Justin's family visited this past weekend, and we took Auletta to the beach for the first time, in glorious Milford.

All dressed up.

But it is rather windy.

Someone else holds the camera.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Six months!

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What, you thought I had pictures? No. But a new MacBook is on its way, so I will have lots of pictures soon. (The HP is back and has been working for all of 24 hours so far, but Justin's computer is terminally ill anyway so it will be nice to have two computers that aren't lame, if the HP lasts this time.)

Auletta is 15 1/2 lb. and 26 inches long. Both measurements, again, around the 50th percentile. Her head measurement (44 cm) puts her at something like the 85th percentile. We're going to start her on solids today, except she fell asleep, so hopefully she'll wake up soon and not be cranky so we can embark on the exciting adventure of real food, if rice cereal is real food. Justin's mom gave us a candle to put in her cereal. I'm not sure if rice cereal is thick enough for the candle to stay up, but we'll try.