CSS Drop Down Menu by PureCSSMenu.com

Baby Log: Week 47

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Aloha from Austin, TX! The family got away for some R&R this weekend. Marlie did pretty good on her first road trip. She got tired of being in the car seat about two and half hours in and we had about an hour left to drive. I climbed into the back seat and kept her entertained for awhile, but she stopped playing along after about 45 minutes and then she had a fire-and-brimstone meltdown. We might have to schedule future long distance drives overnight when she is fast asleep. Luckily we only had 15 minutes to go before we reached our destination...a treehouse. Yep. we are staying in a treehouse. While here, I dreamed that we had a play date with Sandra Bullock and her little boy. Me and my crazy dreams. It's been a wonderful weekend! Lots of big things happened this week:
  • Marlie is officially a walker! The big breakthrough happened on Thursday. She just stood up in the middle of our bedroom and took five steps forward. I startled her with my loud screaming and clapping. She loved the praise so much that she kept practing the rest of the day. When her daddy came home, she climbed down from the trampoline (her new favorite hangout spot), gained her balance and walked straight into his arms! It was like a scene from a movie! I am going to try to capture her walking on video to post.
  • What else? She been singing a lot lately. Her favorite lyrics are bree bree ba ba bree bree. She has quite an octave. Marlie might give Mariah Carey a run for her money. At least that's what the patrons at the restaurant said on Friday when she gave them an improptu performance of her ear-splitting falsetto note.
  • In Austin, she tried coconut milk ice cream (sweetened with Agave nectar). We took her to Barton Springs and Boggy Creek farm where she got freaked out by the chickens. I forgot to bring the camera cord, so I'll post pics this Wednesday.

We get back this afternoon, so I will catch up with all my bloggy friends later today.

14 comments:

Ms. Understood said...

Awwww . . . congrats to Marlie on meeting that milestone. Hope you have a safe and peaceful trip back home.

Maureen said...

Okay - you HAVE to elaborate more on the treehouse. Surely there is a good story waiting to be told! Enjoy the R&R!

AccidentalMommy said...

Wow, a walker! Look out mom LOL.

Execumama said...

Okay, it's on now. Baby girl is walking!! Well, you know what that means, right? She's moving out of the way for a sibling :)

Oh, and shout out to you for putting Marlie on to coconut milk ice cream!! We've recently discovered that in our house, and since we're dairy-free, we were elated to discover it! This particular brand has some YUMILICIOUS flavors too!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day, by the way! I've been dividing my attention between that space and the main space, so I've slowed down some.

Have a great up-coming week, Mama!

Quiana said...

Yay for Marlie walking =)

Alexia said...

Walking!!! whoo hoo! Can't wait to see that video ; )

I think Marlie and Cedella could join forces and be th NSF Destinys Child. My girl has been using that falsetto nite in public all week. I know she's just excited but it seems lie it could shatter glass! Lol

BTW so intrigued by the fact that you stayed in a tree house. That sounds so fun! Need pics...

Chocolate Mom aka Blupoetres said...

First the night time driving is the only way to travel with kids!! We're about to drive from NY to MD to Myrtle Beach with 2 kids. All leaving times are around 3am!

And now that she's walking, it's a wrap, get your sneakers on (watch the cuticles) and start chasing! LOL

navelgazingbajan said...

Hurray for walking!We're waiting patiently over here for my son to start.

Also, hurray for coconut milk icecream!

Lynn said...

Horray and oh no! Time to lock up the....EVERYTHING!!!! :o) Walking is a great and scary time all rolled into one. Congrats!

My best, Lynn

Alexia said...

Just want to apologize for my horrendous misspellings in my comment. I was writing from my phone and it has this rather inaccurate auto-spell feature. As a fellow writer (and wordie) I know you feel my pain.

luvlymskrissy said...

Congrats on the walking! I hope princess j wait awhile longer before she gets to that milestone. I'm trying to keep miss independent my little baby as long as I can! And u know I wanna see this treehouse! Lol

keyalus said...

Go Marlie Go!

I'm almost looking forward to the walking. This stumbling around (and falling) stage is getting old. I look forward to Lewis getting steady on his feet!

The Redhead Riter said...

You'll never forget that moment!

Now you're in trouble. LOL

Brandy said...

We were in Austin that same weekend! Too funny...

Related Posts with Thumbnails