fresh from the garden

last night we had some peas and turnip greens fresh from jeremy's garden.  gardening in 90+ weather is not my idea of fun, but i'm glad that jeremy likes to. 

4th weekend

to the circus
 a few photos from our 4th of july weekend

checking out the pre-show
a 4th of july festival for oscar's 1st ferris wheel ride and some wimpy fireworks
4th of july bbq with grumpy alice

much better fireworks in state line


5 months

here is alice at 5 months old.  i just posted the 4 month photos 2 seconds ago and these 5 month ones look about the same. her chubby cheeks kill me. i kiss them ALL THE TIME. i also smoosh our cheeks together and enjoy the smooth smooshiness. i'm trying to soak up every second i can of this baby stage (which is quite obvious by the state of our home - but i can clean when she starts school, right?)

her biggest new trick is sitting up unassisted.  she hasn't perfected it yet, and only lasts for a minute before doing a face plant, but she's getting better and better at it. she is still loving sucking her thumb and fingers and is interested in grabbing EVERYTHING. breastfeeding is going great - it's hard to believe we were having troubles to begin with. after having such major supply issues with oscar, i can't believe she has had nothing but my milk! and i put those fat rolls on her thighs! ME! but soon she'll be wanting to try other foods (she is already watching closely). i'm going to put it off until she shows us she is ready and then we're thinking about trying baby led weaning.


4 months

i'm behind on posting alice's monthly photos! (and just posting in general) here she is at 4 months

we had a busy month with a lot of work and play, out and about. alice is a great baby to have on the go. people always comment when i've been somewhere for awhile and they haven't heard her fussing or crying. of course i'm always wearing her and nursing her, so maybe i'm just a great mama to have on the go.  she HATES coming home in her car seat.  she will be fine when we go somewhere but the trip home usually includes screaming.

this month, alice started sucking her thumb and fingers a lot.

and also sucking on her top lip.. very strange, but cute.