Wednesday, June 15, 2011

"From a little girl so very small, how and when did you get so tall?" Karen Mortensen

 Oh, my sweet DB Banks. She has just been so fun lately. About three or four weeks ago, she decided that she doesn't want to be spoon fed anymore. She indicated this by grunting at me and banging the back of her head on the seat of high chair. I found out that the real problem isn't the food but rather her insistence on feeding herself. So, I have been experimenting with different finger foods: scrambled egg yolks, diced apples, bananas, carrots, squash, zucchini, papaya, grapefruit (which gave her a little rash on her face), peaches, and avocado. Here is the fun part: She prefers the food smashed in her face first.

 This particular avocado incident led to her first big girl bath.

We went to visit my sister Jenny and her family this weekend and she had so much fun with her cousins. She babbled a lot, trying to talk like Lily, Parker and Julian. She had fun playing with all their toys, and really was just happy to give and get kisses.
Uncle Ryan with all my mama's grandkids
Julian giving her a little kiss.
Another thing taken care of at my sister's house? Daphne's tail.I absolutely loved her silly little tail, but other people started to talk about it, thinking that we had cut her hair like that on purpose. So, Aunt Jenny snipped it off. I keep reaching for it, because I used to twirl it all the time. Oh, well. Her first haircut.
For some reason, her hair naturally grew this way.
All gone.
Daphne has taken just a few steps but isn't walking yet. She has taken like one and one and a half steps on two occasions. She is getting to be such a big girl. I cannot believe I will be planning a first birthday in two months.

1 comment:

  1. You cut the rat tail!?!?
    She's adorable.
    I was hoping you would braid it and put beads in it so she would be like an Native American Chieftan.