Thursday, July 28, 2011

Better Late Than Never!

Whoa! Where has July gone?? We have had such an eventful summer, I almost forgot to tell all about our little 7 month cutie. Allison's sixth month of life was an eventful one for sure! I still find it hard to believe how much she has grown over the past month. She looks like a giant baby next to her new buddy Mollie. Yet, put her next to her cousins and she is still my little peanut. No checkup this month (which also means no shots! yay!). I had to cheat a little and go back to her June calendar to make up our list of 7! So, even though a little delayed, here are 7 things for the record book for the month of June!

1.) Pool Babe. Little Miss Allison is a bona fide pool babe. She loves the water and loves the kids at the pool even more. It is hilarious to watch her splash water in her face and then react like "who did that??". Still not a huge fan of being dunked though...

2.) Toothies. At the beginning of June, Allison cut her first tooth. The day after the little lower left tooth cut, the lower right cut. This whole teething business is pretty much everything it was was cracked up to be. But with the help of Oragel, a mesh feeder with ice in it, and lots of snuggling, we grinded through. Those two little chompers look so stinkin' cute that it is hard to get mad at her when she bites...

3.)Foodie. Cereal marked the beginning of Allison's culinary crawl and it has been quite the adventure. Though she was not a huge fan of some foods at first, she found her favorite early on. This girl LOVES butternut squash. One thing she isn't a huge fan of (and by not a huge fan, I mean she took one bite and threw up everywhere) is bananas. We have since tried twice, even mixing it in with cereal or squash, and she cannot be fooled. At least we know she has a palate able to distinguish different taste. I think that is just a nice way of saying she may be picky :)

4.) Rolly Polly. At the beginning of June, Allison FINALLY rolled from her tummy to her back! She had been rolling from back to belly quite a bit, but was a little late to the belly to back game. After my brief celebration, I quickly realized that she can now get to anything she has her eye on by rolling and rolling to it. Time for gates??

5.) Belly Sleeper. Ever since she learned to roll from back to belly, Allison started to sleep on her side. But once she figured out the full 360, she is flat on her belly. It is a little unnerving to walk into her room to check on her and see her with her face smashed into the mattress, but she likes it. And if that allows her to sleep through the night, who am I to complain? So when do I start sleeping through the night??

6.) Sitting Pretty. Sometime in the middle of June, Allison mastered sitting on her own. She loves sitting in the middle of the room, surrounded by her toys. She is my little big girl. Please stop growing so fast!

7.) Look A Like. From day one, everyone has said how much Allison and Eric look alike. So when I heard there was a Father/Child look alike contest going on, I knew I had to enter them. And they won! Though she probably did not enjoy the new Toro mower as much as her dad did, we like to think she was excited. It was her first Father's Day present to Eric. Big shoes to fill for next year :)

And June seems like a walk in the park compared to July! Can't wait to tell you all about our adventures we had this month! Until then, I'll leave you with a little video of Allison's first time eating avocados up in Ada, MN!