The Preslar Family

The Preslar Family
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Thursday, April 01, 2010

Bundle at 10 Months - The Season of Dumping


She's not officially 10 months old for 2 more days, but since I happen to be sitting at the computer with no one bugging me at this very moment, I'm going to go ahead and post Bundle's official "she's 10-months old!" blog entry. If you have ever had a child, you know what stage she's in. She in the dumping stage. You know the one. She's on the move at every moment. The only time she's still is when she's stationed at a drawer or shelf or something containing anything that isn't bolted down and she's systematically pulling those things off/out and scattering them evenly across the floor. She's pretty good at it and is developing a decent arm in the meantime. And I let her do it because it's easier to get something done then clean up her mess instead of just spending the entire day trying to stop her from making messes in the first place. The trick is to just make sure that she makes smaller and smaller messes all day so by bedtime I'm not totally up to my ears in the contents of every drawer in my house. Some days work out, others, not so much.


You know, Bundle is amazing me lately. I don't think I've ever had a baby who is quite so attached to people before. I mean, I think all of my kids, the girls especially, have been pretty social, but Bundle is so glued to people it's just amazing. She watches our family during prayers and she folds her arms too. She tries to copy my hand gestures. She tries to mimic words. I don't think she's really had a first word yet but if I say "cracker" she says, "gock." If I say, "chase," she says, "tayse." Really. She does. But I don't think she knows what she's saying, she's just copying me. It's really fun, though.

And here she is, modeling a sweater I just finished for her. It was probably kind of dumb for me to make her a sweater in March, with Spring (hopefully) not far off, but seeing as how we're having blustery weather around here, I'm glad she has it!


Okay, just one more picture. We ate spinach last night and she loved it. A lot. Glad to finally get some roughage in this gal! She insists on feeding herself, but before she'll put anything in her mouth she has to give it the 'texture test' first. She grabs the food and palpitates it to determine its firmness. Too mushy or squishy? She chucks it on the floor. Acceptable? She makes an attempt to get it in her mouth, sometimes making it, sometimes not. Every evening, bathtime follows dinner almost immediately.



6 comments:

Melissa said...

Oh, those messes look so familiar. It is a constant battle to try to stay caught up. And I fail - regularly. That sweater is so darling. I need knitting lessons. Maybe sometime before all of my kids are too old to enjoy homemade sweaters and such.

Windybrook Spinner said...

She's such a cutie! I love the sweater. Good job.

bella said...

you are so stinking talented!!!!! from painting to knitting to photography...you can do it all!

mrl said...

She must be related to her cousin Kate. Every book off of every shelf was so part of Kate's every morning (and every afternoon if I were dumb enough to put them away) ritual. Just HAD TO HAPPEN. What a determined little girl . . . .

Michelle said...

I love the sweater! I do not miss that stage, although we still seem to have plenty of mess. She is so cute!

Swimmingmom said...

Rachel, she is ADORABLE!!!!!!!