Almost 8 months

Adella is almost 8 months… crazy!! We hit a huge milestone last week… finger foods!! One of the moms at bootcamp has a 7 month old son and started giving him gerber puffs, so I thought we’d try them out on Adella. She LOVES them. She picks them up off of a tray and puts them in her mouth and it’s the cutest thing to watch. Not a big deal to most, but a huge one for us, and it gives me about 15 minutes to clean up the kitchen. I now see why all the moms call it “kiddie crack”…

She is talking more than ever, it’s pretty funny when we bring her out to dinner because she is SO LOUD… especially when we’re in a loud restaurant. I think she likes all the commotion. 

We went to our first birthday party on Sunday. Adella’s little friend from baby bootcamp turned 1. It was a beautiful day at Linda Lane park and she did so well missing her usual 2 hour afternoon nap. 

We also play a little peek-a-boo game where we’ll put a blanket on her head and she’ll pull it off and laugh, or we’ll put it on our heads and she’ll pull it off and laugh. She is starting to really develop her sense of humor. 

Here is another one of those classic cheesey kiddie kandids…

Imprints

I finally got around to finishing Adella’s imprints that we had done when Woo was here. It was really hard painting the circles on the big piece and I couldn’t get the lines perfect (I am a perfectionist when it comes to crafty things) so that is the only disappointment. We plan to use the little red hand as a spoon rest, and the other two pieces will be paper weights for whenever we get around to turning our guest bedroom into an office. The larger piece will be hung in her room. My parents still have these from when we were kids and they come out every year around Christmas time so I am happy we had these done and all for $40!

Shoos

Last month Adella and I had the opportunity to meet our most favorite shoe designer, Christian Louboutin, at an in-store event at South Coast Plaza. We waited in a very long line to meet Mr. Louboutin and have our shoes signed. (“our” as these shoes will be hers one day). I think she really likes them too…

Disney Land

Amanda and her girls, Laila and Maggie, came out to visit us and meet Adella for the first time last week. While they were here we went to Disney Land… for 9 hours!! It was Adella’s first time there and I am now an annual passport holder! We went on the jungle cruise, winnie the pooh (x2), the carousel (x3), and it’s a small world rides. It was a different experience going on all the kids rides and no roller coasters but so much fun! I don’t have many friends out here with kids so it was a treat to have them come out and run around with us for a few days. 
The girls were more interested in Daffy than smiling for a picture

First time meeting Mickey!


Laila (2 1/2) and Mags (14 mo) passed out after all the excitement