Sunday, March 9, 2014
Sunday, March 9th, 2014
Today, Harriet was baptized at St. Mary's Episcopal church. Stu & Jacque participated as her God-parents.
All of the children in the congregation were invited up front to watch. Our boys went right up front & stood by Carolyn, Jesse & the girls. They're pretty much family, right? :P I liked this blurry but sweet photo of the Williamses with our boys' heads popping over for a peek.
The God-parents, parents & Father Bingham with Harriet, Alma & Edison too!
And one with us, as Alma's God-parents. <3 comment-3--="">3>
One more of us looking at the camera. ;)
The Augustines (Elsa, Harriet & Edison) & their Mamas
All dressed up for the special day!
Our baptism gift to Harriet!
Remember, sweet girl: you are fearfully & wonderfully made!
We sure love you, Harriet! Happy Baptism Day!
Is it truly possible?! Our baby girl is 6 months old?! Ridiculous!
What a blessing she is to our family. At six months, Elsa is still not sitting up unassisted, but can roll all over. Her first tooth came through on March 7th! She's tried a lot of different foods: avocado, brussels sprouts, cucumber, carrots, sweet potatoes, chicken, green peppers, applesauce & noodles. We're giving Baby Led Weaning a shot, hoping for a brave eater! ;) She tried cheese, but had a fussy evening afterwards, so we're not sure about dairy. It also happened to be the same day as she had received vaccinations, so she may have been reacting to the shots. Otherwise, she's had no reaction to the foods we've tried & is getting pretty good at getting food into her mouth. Now we just have to work on chewing & swallowing! :P Hopefully, her new tooth will help with the chewing part!
We're loving this sweet, smiley stage & have even tickled a few giggles out of her! Elsa is a generally happy baby & a generally good sleeper. She loves watching her brothers & has a knack for grabbing onto their hair/faces/clothes & not letting go! :P I'm quite sure she'll be chasing after those busy boys in no time!
Here are a few photos that I shared on Instagram. Sometimes I get the best expressions with my phone camera. It's usually close by. ;)
In February, we had 8 inches of snow dumped on us in about 48 hours time. Then we were covered in a half inch of freezing rain! Our Silver Maple lost about a dozen giant limbs, crushing our photinea & making a huge mess! Kenton's dad brought his chain saw over & taught Kenton how to use it safely! But we've got a big job ahead of us, as we slowly clear the branches & debris from our back yard.
January ended up zooming by, as I finally went back to work! So here we are again with another month birthday! At five months, Elsa tolerates tummy time so much better these days & props herself up on her elbows. She plays for awhile now before getting frustrated. :)
Elsa tried Aunt Gretchen's jumparoo & really likes it! She even gets some air! She's beginning to like bath time more! Yay for smiles! She lets me clip her nails if her brothers dance & sing to distract her. :) Elsa can hold her weight on her legs in I help her stand. She can't quite balance enough to sit unassisted, but enjoys sitting in the bumbo or sitting up with our help.
Elsa tries to make more sounds: "mamama", "ba", "ga" & blows "raspberries". She squeals when she's happy but still doesn't laugh much. She yells & screams very loudly when she's upset! Elsa loves when Memaw puts ice cubes in her mesh teether! Yummm!
Lately, Elsa goes to bed without much fuss, but wakes anywhere from 2-10 times at night! She sometimes just needs her pacifier ("tutti") & teddy, but lately won't calm down unless Mama feeds her. Mama & Dad are tiiiiiiired! :P