Thursday, September 17, 2009

Rainy Afternoon=Chocolate Chip Cookies Dunked in Milk

Addie is sleeping. I should be sleeping. Should be.

It's been a busy week, and this is one of those random posts I talked about that I would never post, but it's a rainy afternoon, so here is some rainy randomness.

Oh, and I am also listening to Pandora, which I haven't done in a long time. Now that I have my musical accompaniment,(and some cozy slippers, see below) let us begin.

Typically I would be writing later on today and I would post a picture or two from the beach and write about what I saw today. Well, my optimism was literally squelched this afternoon when I thought it might clear up for me to head for my weekly beach visit. It did not, it has not, and it will not stop raining. We've had some rain all week and we're in for more rain. Feel free to take a dip in Lake Chaney when you get a chance.

We've been having revival services since Sunday night at church, so we've had something going on each night. The services have been good and Addie has done pretty well at sitting through them, although these days we've been sticking to a fairly regular schedule so when it's time to go she is more than ready.

We've also had the opportunity this week to get together with some friends here and there for lunch, which has been nice. It's hard when life gets so busy and we get caught up in doing just what needs to get done, so it was nice to hang out a bit.

I mentioned a couple of posts back that we had started feeding Addie baby food and that the results so far had been less than spectacular. She'd assume her position of biting down on her bottom lip and either as a result of some jumping to and fro by myself or gentle coaxing by Sabian, she would reluctantly part her lips and allow some food to enter. This week we have turned a new page in the book of baby food and Addie is now opening her mouth and gets what she's supposed to do with those oh so yummy squished carrots and ground up bananas.

I am thankful that this process is getting easier. I was a little worried there for a little while. We're still trying to figure out some of the whens and hows to feed her, and I am looking in to how to start making Addie's food, but we seem to be on the right track now.

Addie is also mastering the art of rolling. No longer can we count on her to stay in the same place when on the floor, bed, or other flat or semi-flat surface. It is fun to see how she figures out to get from place to place, but it is also a wake up call! She's also working really hard at sitting up on her own.

Well, I think we're coming to the end of this randomness. As you can see, we've taken quite a few photos of Addie this week, most of which are in "her" chair. I'll share a few more from when Sabian was teaching her to do one of his favorite things - how to scratch his head - and then you can tell when she instead scratched his eye.

Now, it is time to fix dinner. It seems when we have a week when there is something going on most nights at church we end up having to adopt the eating schedule of the 65 and older crowd.

Today I am thankful for a sweet Addie and for the phone call we received today that is just another sign of God's provision.

1 comment:

Jamie said...

adali clamped down for weeks when we tried to feed her. then, one day she just started opening up. it was awhile before i considered to be "liking" any of it. i broke down and bought this:

on ebay on evening and started making all of her food and she started to like it much better. this is currently sitting in my parents basement and i would be more than happy to have them ship it to you if you think you would like to use it...just let me know.