Thursday, June 27, 2013


Marc downloaded a neat doodle app on his tablet for Savannah since she’s so interested in the electronics. Basically you move your finger on the screen and it makes a line where you move – each time a different color. First Daddy tried to show Savannah how it worked – complete with stylus that she loves.


Then came her turn which started with interested looks and ended with smacking.


Then she realized Daddy’s ploy was to keep her entertained so he could get stuff done on his computer – and totally foiled it! The monkey always wins :)


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

What is she up to now?!

We are having more and more fun with Savannah as she’s learning and getting more active. She is starting to react to us saying “no” but of course doesn’t like it. I say react because she’ll stop and look at us for a minute then try again. It’s a nice cycle.
So far she does not react when I try to convince her to crawl to me however I found that if I smack my hand on the tile (or foot) she’ll come a crawlin complete with a big ol’ grin!

To the Tile

While at the tile she noticed the dog’s food bowls and wow are they fun. Thankfully they are on stands as I fear otherwise she’d be trying to lick them – as if we’re not feeding her enough!?!

Dog Bowls

And her latest move we’re calling the Beached Whale. Really cracks me – and her – up!

Babbling Beached Whale

Some random playtime pictures..


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Mac and Cheese

Savannah has finally had one of our favorite foods! We haven’t been holding out on her on purpose, I just don’t make it often.. I did however find a “Cooking Light” recipe that I used to make this time and it was sooo good., I couldn’t tell it was light although Marc may have.


Dinner is the easiest meal with our little monkey since she eats whatever we’re eating. I’ve been eating salads for lunch most days and while I’ve given her lettuce a couple times she ends up coughing/choking a little. I figure skip it for a while. To make it easy, I made little chicken and turkey meatballs – with rice cereal and zuchinni – that I can nuke and give her for lunch along with whatever else is around (yogurt, veggies, fruit, crackers/bread etc).


Cereal is always fun, Savannah likes to take the spoon but when there is food on it she ends up taking it off with her hands and feeding herself then putting the empty spoon in her mouth (or waving it around).


She is always a mess which would be fine except that she HATES when we clean her face and hands. Hates. Seriously. Screams bloody murder, cries and totally tomato faced. I hope she gets over that soon!

Monday, June 24, 2013

The Laundry Game

I’m sure you all know that I do not usually do laundry. My awesome Hubs takes care of it – in part because if he waits for me he will run out of clothes.. Since things are a little crazy with a week of vacation right before we move I did a few loads to help out while Marc was stuck at work. I even had a little “helper”. Mommy quickly learned that the folded clothes needed to be out of reach after the piles were destroyed twice.. I can only guess she was trying to sort although I don’t know what parameters she was using – she took the laundry basket and was throwing the clothes all around her.


Laundry Sorting in Action
Darned Small Laundry Basket Holes
Doesn't she look so cute an innocent - until you look all around her!

Buncha Pics and Videos

Have a bunch of videos and pictures I haven’t shared, so here you go!


Dog Bowls


Beached Whale (Very Beginning)

American Pie

More Snack Cup Shaking

Dinner Peek-A-Boo

And some pictures…

Hanging with Mommy


All wrapped up


New cup from Grandma Wienke.. Haven’t tried it out yet but Sav loves the strawSmileIMG_20130612_171856

Ended up buying some pre-packaged food for this week just in case..


Trying to get up the couch




Virginia Vacation

We had a wonderful time on our trip back east. Savannah was such a good baby on the flight even though it was an hour and a half longer than it was supposed to be. We were out and about almost the whole 6 days, our activites included

  • Breakfast and a stroll through Old Town
  • Dad’s (Grandpa’s) 70th birthday celebration with family from NY/NJ/DC
  • Father’s Day BBQ at the Winderweedle house with ALL their local family (gosh I miss them!)
  • Trip to Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
  • Trip to the Newseum
  • Multiple lunches and dinners out with friends and family

Savannah really ate everything we did – I  couldn’t believe it. She had beef ribs, crab cakes, calamari, bruschetta, and carbonara amoung other things. Of course, everyone thought she was just too cute (can you blame them?!) and so unbelievably happy go lucky. That’s my girl!

I was so happy to see so much of my family and friends (some not seen for YEARS!). We really need to get back there more often.. If only the plane tickets weren’t so darned expensive and Marc had more vacation time..

While I remembered to bring the camera I forgot to take hardly any pictures!!! Horrible Mommy, I know. I did get one VIDEO of Marc tickling Savannah after breakfast.

Savannah playing with the xylophone at Grandpa David and Grandma Tena’s house.. The mallet was a better lollipop than part of the instrument most of the time.


An an unexpected surprise – Savannah met her cousin Spencer!! They were sooo cute together – playing and giggling in the car, making faces at each other. She really mimic’d him a lot! By the time I remembered to grab a snap Savannah was pretty tired so we didn’t get any smiles but I’m just glad they got to hang out.


Dad’s Birthday Balloon

Tena brought a huge bunch of balloons to Dad’s birthday dinner. Since Ben (the only other kid there) was travelling back to New York in the morning we figured just leave them at the restaurant. Savannah was not on board with this plan. As we were leaving she grabbed hold of a couple of strings and they ALL came with us. I tried to pull them out of her hand but she had the death grip on them. So we ended up with a trunk full of balloons!

The next afternoon we went to a BBQ at some friends’ house where there were a bunch of kids. We pulled the balloons out of the trunk and while the regular ones were droopy the mylar balloons were still holding strong. Each kid got to pick out a balloon and we tied the last one to Savannah’s stroller. Little did we know this balloon would provide so many hours of entertainment.


Everywhere we went with the stroller she was playing with the string and the balloon – I think we’ll have to invest in some more now that we’re home!


10 Months

I didn’t take as many pictures this month, Savannah was all over the place so I spent more time wrangling her than snapping. Luckily, the pictures I did take came out pretty good!


Trying anything to keep her near me…


Bribing with plastic and stickers at the other end of the fabric..


And it’s over.. All over.. She’d even rather play with and try to eat out of the dog’s bowls than stay for pictures..