Sydney turned 6 months on December 9th. To celebrate her 1/2 birthday she learned how to sit up without any support!
|Look Mom, I'm sitting!|
It was a big month for us. We took a trip to Chicago, celebrated Sydney's first Thanksgiving. She went to her first museum and aquarium, started sitting in her highchair, started playing in a jumper and learned how to sit up on her own.
Everyone still comments on her big eyes, and big cheeks and how alert and observant she is. Right now, she is really into details (or accessories, as I have been saying). Zippers, tags, hair, jewelry, she is exploring it all. She also reaches for and wants to touch everything. And everything she does get her hands on goes straight to her mouth, including her new favorite toy, her feet.
Here are some of my favorite photos from the month:
|The first day of her 6th month with MarMe & Grandpa Billy|
|Cousin Billy came over and they were both dressed in grey stripes|
|Love this grin|
Chicago was interesting. I went for work but didn't want to leave Sydney, so I brought her and Brian along. We went a day early so we could explore the city a bit. There was a cold front while we were there and weather was in the teens and it "felt like" -4. Before this trip, she had never felt anything below 60, so it was a big shock. We also had her bundled up in so many clothes, the poor little girl couldn't move. We checked out a few neighborhoods by running from lunch, to a bar to a coffee shop to stay out of the cold and did a few touristy things like see The Bean & the Chicago Theater.
While I was at work, Brian took Sydney to the Chicago Art Institute and the Aquarium. He put her in the carrier facing out and she LOVED looking at the art and the fish.
|Our little bundle in a coffee shop in Lincoln Park|
|She didn't have much room to move around or play with her toys|
|We took our Sydney Bean to see The Bean. She slept through it.|
|At the museum|
|We snuck next door for dinner one night|
|She couldn't take her eyes off the fish|
|loves those feet|
|First time in her highchair, she loves sitting with us at dinner|
|This is how we roll on Saturday nights now|
|Cousins Amy & Rachel|
|All the cousins at Thanksgiving - Rachel, Billy, Nate, Connor and Sydney|
|Connor was so cute with Sydney|
|My mom and I made cookies for dessert and I made a personalized one for all the kids.|
I wanted a photo with Sydney and her cookie. She really wanted to hold it, so we let her
|We should have known it would go straight to her mouth|
First cookie? First food? Yikes!
|The day after Thanksgiving, we went to the Armstrong Woods |
and walked around in the redwoods.
|The second day gang|
|Adina, Billy, Brian & Sydney|
|Just her size|
|Adina took this cute one of Sydney|
|Billy already looking out for his cousin|
|Sydney has been really into Morrie recently too, so we let her pet/pull his fur.|
He was really good and just let her play, so sweet.
|Weekend mornings are the best|
|Those back rolls|
|Can't believe she is 6 months|
|Monthly couch shot|
|Couch photos of her first 6 months|