|On the move|
Her first tooth broke through on May 6th! Bottom right. It's just a tiny corner of a tooth so far, but we're counting it.
Sydney is currently obsessed with books and peas.
She especially likes "lift the flap" books, and can sit with Dear Zoo for a really long time, flipping the pages and lifting the flaps and pointing at the animals. Pointing is also new this month. She will go from book to book, opening them, pointing and babbling away. Her other favorite books right now are Hand, Hand, Finger, Thumb (She pounds the ground in rhythm (her rhythm) of the story), and Close Your Eyes (the only book she'll sit totally still for - I think she likes the pictures of the little Tiger).
And the peas, she loves them. There have been several days that she had peas for part of all 3 (or 4) of her meals. She is still eating everything we give her - I'm prepared for this to change at some point but I'm holding onto the tiniest bit of hope that she will always be a good eater. In Hawaii, I fed her a few times from chopsticks and she got a big kick out of it. She also started smacking her lips when she sees food, or when we're getting her ready to eat. It's adorable.
Speaking of Hawaii, we just got back from a week in Maui with The Lederman's (aka Bama & Papa). What an great week we had and are so grateful that Sydney was able to spend so much time with her grandparents while Brian and I were able to sneak off to the pool, go on a bike ride, snorkel and have a date night. Sydney loved watching the ocean and birds, swimming in the pool and dining al fresco. Thank you, thank you Robin & Richard. It was the perfect break, we can't wait to do it again.
Here are my favorite photos from the month:
|Just after she turned 10 months at VBJ Winery with Danielle and Sophia.|
|The morning after she learned how to sit up on her own, I saw her on the monitor sitting in her crib.|
It shocked me, I ran in, and she was just sitting there waving to me. Too cute.
|Our good friends Julie & Brandon from Portland came to spend the night with us with |
their kiddos Clara and Gus. I really couldn't get any of them to look and smile -
but we LOVED having their company for the night.
|Sydney finally started to love the swing. |
The higher we push her, the more fun she has.
|My parents were back down for a week visiting. |
I think this is just a really cute photo of Sydney.
|Loves her bouncer|
|Mom put Sydney down for a nap and she fell asleep sitting! Silly peanut.|
|With MarMe and Grandpa Billy|
|Cousin Billy & Sydney are best buddies - enjoying dinner together|
|Cousin Nate & Connor help Bama blow out her Birthday candles.|
|crawling is amazing!|
|Sunset from the back patio - not a bad view for the week|
|Papa's tradition of being the first to dip the grandkids toes in the ocean.|
Sydney was a tough critic
|Brian trying to get her to enjoy the ocean|
|Toys and all, she just wasn't a huge fan|
|She preferred bouncing on Dada on the beach|
|Or rolling over Mama|
|Papa getting some good snuggles from a tired baby|
|Pool time with Bama|
|This is the life!|
|Oceanside talks with Papa|
|Just a cute one|
|Family photo - take 1|
|More pool time|
|Family pool selfie|
*disclaimer - the pool was less than 1/4 mile from the house which is all in a gated community.
We would never do this otherwise - it was just quicker than walking
|Flowers in her hair|
|Family photo - take 2|
|Sunset view from our dinner at Honu|
|Papa, those are my glasses!|
|At dinner the last night|
|Family photo - take 3|
|Love this one with Bama & Papa|
|11 month couch photo|