Thursday, January 31, 2008

This and That

Just some pictures from January that hadn't made their way to the blog yet...

The only way Lucy will tolerate tummy time. But I'm pretty sure when she does it like this, we can just go ahead and call it "lounging time".

Is it a smile? Is it a grimace? We may never know.

To avoid any further confusion, in the future Lucy will maintain no facial expression whatsoever.

An attempt at a picture of Lucy and I. I'm trying to hold the camera...

...and Lucy is trying to eat the lens cap.

Delicious lens cap.

Lucy can't get enough of staring out the front window, especially if we're watching for daddy to come home.

Lucy, saluting all of her things that have been made in China. Of lead.

Mmm, lead.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The cuteness is unbearable

I'm not a big fan of Kiddie Kandid-style photography chains for a multitude of reasons, and since I can't seem to talk Lauriann in to following Lucy around with a camera all day, Lucy's stuck with me for the picture taking. Yesterday we set up our own little photo shoot, and Lucy got to feel even more like the center of the universe than usual.

Sterling and the Swamp Monster

This blanket is Lucy's favorite thing, and we're hoping she's getting something of value out of her new hobby of tassle-eating. (Chenille is high in Potassium, right?)

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Seven Months

Seven months of our funny little Lucy...

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Head Gear

Let's discuss hairware for baby girls, shall we?

Exhibit A:

Sorry for the disturbing image. No, of course I'm not referring to the child, she's just lovely. I'm talking about the 12 pound hair bow perched upon the poor kid's head.

And then we have this one. Oh my heavens, this one may actually be giving me hives. Please note that they couldn't find a real live child with a head large enough or a neck strong enough to be the model.

There are endless examples. I could devote an entire blog to it. My google search for "homemade baby bows" has pretty much been the most entertaining thing I've done all week. But here's my point: I have been a mom to a baby girl for over six months now, and thus far I have managed to successfully avoid the wide world of Terrifyingly Large Hair Accessories. But Lucy, poor Lucy, was in need of *something* for her little fuzzy duck head.

You'd be amazed how difficult it is to find anything not layered with lace, organza, taffeta, fake flowers, 4 pattern of ribbons, and/or looking like it's straight from the Bedazzler factory. But, I have prevailed. I present to you, a nice simple headband, covered in your choice of kicky vintage fabrics. (not to mention, they fit me too...which I'll definitely keep in mind if I ever decide to move past the super awesome ponytail I've been rocking since Lucy's birth).

Notice how nicely it's causing the 3 inch hair spike to act like a respectable set of bangs! I'll post the link to where I got it at some point. Also, I'm pretty sure they'd take about 3 minutes to make, if I were so inclined. (sadly, they only take like 3 seconds to buy. You see my quandry).

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Stylin' (or not so much)

Lucy's poor hair. The piece in front is well over 3 inches long now, and absolutely refuses to lay down. Too bad it's not in back, she'd have the beginning of one tremendous, 80's style rattail.