Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Butterfly Georgia, Ballerina Maggie & Goldfish Rollins playing.
Butterfly Ga watches over her sweet flower friends, Tate & Ellie!
Hannah is a mild little chili pepper!
Asher is a handsome frog!
All these pictures are posted in her album... don't miss them!
And Happy Halloween from the Hipps!
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Georgia has started her own little game that we like to call "Hey Boo". Because, well, that's what you say to play it! She clasps her hands together and puts them over her head, while you say "Heeeeeyyyyy"... then when she drops them- "BOO!" I guess it's her own version of peek-a-boo. It's really just fun b/c she's so cute doing it! I love how she's learning to interact with us, to predict our response, and play!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
I've met members of the Club while grocery shopping, walking, in restaurants, and even walking through a parking lot. There is a Club-standard of dialog for each interaction: "Hi, I'm (insert child's name)'s mom. (You no longer have a name, you are just so-and-so's mom.) She is ___ months old, ___ pounds, ___ inches long- which is ___ % in weight and ___ % in length. She gets her height from her daddy!" Then you list her current accomplishments- crawling on her belly, pulling up to her feet on everything, eating cereal and (list of other foods child is eating), etc. Then the other mom goes thru her monologue, and you know what questions you can start asking each other.
Now, I'm not aware of a Daddy Club, but even if there is one, I suppose I wouldn't be let in to it. But I have to imagine what their standard dialog would be and how different it is from the mom-speak we go thru. I imagine it would be something like: "Hey- I've got one of those. (Refers to child.) Mine is 6 or 7 months old. She's already crawling, pulling up, eating, sleeping thru the night. (Like they're listing horsepower and amenities on a suped-up car- or Jeep!) What's yours do?"
I'm excited and honored to be part of this Club. I know I wouldn't get thru this job very easily without all of you!
Friday, October 19, 2007
Her newest thing is pulling up. It started during a midday nap about 2 weeks ago when I found her on her knees in the corner of her crib- just smiling at me so big and proud, instead of sleeping! By the end of the day, she was pulling up to her feet, and now there's no stopping her. She's up on all sides of her crib, up on the outside of her jazzerciser, up on the coffee table, even up holding on to my pant leg! Luckily she's also learned to get herself back down, though sometimes that part is a little tricky. It's really funny to watch her, because she's so determined, and then, once she's up, she is SO proud! She stands up there and screeches and babbles, like she's saying "Come look at me!!" She loves standing in her crib b/c she can see over the rail and talk to Bernie. (Check out a video of her standing, below)
It's so fun to watch her accomplish each new thing. It makes me so proud to see her try and try until she succeeds. These are the real lessons about what it means to be a parent! And it's amazing!
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Look for more Georgia pictures in her Picasa album: www.picasaweb.google.com/GAkate/