And here we are, ½ year old Ellie Bellie. She celebrated like any baby should – in Las Vegas! :-P
Right before she turned 6 months she figured out how to roll from her tummy to her back. She’s been trying new foods and grabbing things we are holding in our hands or food we are putting in our mouths!
She’s really into examining things by moving them from hand to hand, putting them in her mouth or just starting at it intently. She still loves trees and I think she kind of loves the song “Part of your world” from The Little Mermaid. She’s trying really hard to sit up unassisted and is not a fan when we take her toes out of her mouth during a diaper change.
Ellie is really giving us a run for our (parenting) money but from I am understanding that is the natural evolutionary path of adding another kiddo to the mix.
For the last 6-7 months Miss S and I have spent every Saturday morning together #MotherDaughterSaturday. The mister has had his MBA group meetings every Saturday which meant I was on solo parent duty. I think back on the last 7 months and I am thankful we got to spend so much alone time together, but of course it didn’t come without some parenting stress.
Looking to the future, I think I may be a little more SELFISH when it comes to my Saturday mornings with my fambam: brunch out or a lazy morning of pancakes at home, doing something fun together or just lying in bed in our PJs, getting some work done around the house #HoneyDoList or running errands at the market.
So as the Hubz Saturday meetings come to an end, I thought I’d put out a little reminder to myself of the things Miss S and I did to spend time together (while we anxiously waited for our man to get home!)
Park Sesh: The park is my best friend (and she loves the park too). We’ve been going in the best of weather and even the colder fall days #ThankYouSnowPants
Art and Crafts: Thanks to the dollar store I have tons of toddler friendly art/craft supplies. Currently she’s into the “gue” stick (glue stick), playdoh and water/water colour painting (by far my fav). I love when she is doing something creative because being creative is very important to me. But also because it’s more or less and independent activity (ok, she ate playdoh ONCE…that I know of) and it lets her focus on her art work but also fine motor skills and hand eye coordination. Plus she creates some BEAUTIFUL masterpieces!!
Library Visit: Another thing we both love is the library. There are different toys, puzzles, kids and new activities (see Miss S on the “coputer”) and of course books! Plus the new library by our house has a big open kid space with activity centers so it helps get out some toddler energy!