Saturday: Petra and Talia take turns driving the car. I was surprised Talia could do it herself (even if backwards)!
This always seems to be the busiest month of the year!
Petra advanced in puree-eating:
She honed her present-unwrapping skills to prepare for Christmas:
She also went for her first swim in the hotel pool while we were in Pittsburgh after Christmas:
Stay tuned for a separate post on Christmas.
The weather was quite warm for much of the month so we got outside a lot. We also started letting Petra explore food.
also, in video:
As always, more photos on Flickr.
We had a great trip, spending Thanksgiving with Alison’s sister’s family.
Petra also tried rice cereal for the first time on Thanksgiving:
The cousins “playing” together (or near each other at least):
Alison with Petra and cousin Iris, and other photos from Gwyneth
We can actually really play with her now – she’s such a giggler and loves peek-a-boo and other little games.
She can amuse herself for a while:
She can almost sit up without support:
(OMG the toe wiggles!)
In addition to the visits from and to family already posted about, here are some highlights from October, Petra’s 5th month. (Click on the photos for more)
We took Petra on her first “hike” at Middlesex Fells while my Dad was here. She slept through most of it despite the stroller-unfriendly conditions.
A lot of traveling in October. Matt was in Atlantic City for a conference in the second week of the month, and Alison was in Denver for a conference the next weekend. We took advantage of Matt being in new Jersey to visit Alison’s grandmother with Petra.
Petra liked having her own seat on the plane.
This time she got a better chance to get to know her great grandmother.
We also caught up with some of Alison’s aunts and uncle.
Last weekend was wonderful to have both Matt’s parents and Alison’s sister’s family in town.
Iris “playing at” Petra and Petra almost noticing her
More photos of Iris and Petra on Gwyneth’s Flickr account
September was pretty much dominated by Petra starting daycare and Alison trying to start to get back to work. Ironically, the daycare schedule has meant less sleep for me, although of course I am getting some work done, which I wasn’t over the summer. We started with a half day slot at a daycare near my office, and soon switched up to full time. Petra seems to love all the toys, friends, and attention there, so we don’t feel too bad about sending her away all day at such a young age. I can get over to feed her during the day sometimes if my schedule allows.
(More photos on Flickr)
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