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Why Eating Takes So Long…

Sometimes, you just need chopsticks to eat Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches!

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Maddie Bakes a CAKE… and enjoys her vacation

Whew… when you’re 6, life is good.  Cooking, being an artist… dancing and laughing through life. The cake, by the way, is the belated cake for her sister Amelia.  Amelia was napping during the cooking sequence.

Note the stop action movie below thanks to the Mac application SAM and iMovie.  (Dad’s first attempt at both programs)

Maddie Makes a Cake from Andrew Torris on Vimeo.

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7 months

The girl… is seven months old today. She’s really starting to come into her own. Her personality is so much different than Maddie’s – they are both so unique! One thing is for sure, every time Maddie walks in the door from a long day at school, Amelia lights up. You can just see the thoughts running through her head…. “my people! my people are home!!!”


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Amelia Turns 6 Months Old Today!

cimg8651.JPGAmelia Mabel is growing up soooooooooo fast. She’s a happy, healthy, patient, funny baby and definitely goes with the flow of our family. We walk around the house and see pictures of us before we had her and it just seems like something is missing in those pictures! :)

She’s cute as a button with her roley-poley legs and I’m thankful for that… there is nothing better than seeing a healthy baby thrive!

We love you very, very much Amelia Mabel… er, um… Meli…er, um… Amilla… er, um… Scooter Ma-Rooster!

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Amelia Eats… Real Food!

cimg7966.JPGWhat a great day this was… it will go down in history!

Maddie was a full six months before starting to eat real people food, but Miss Amelia…. she just can’t wait. I honestly believe that one of the reasons she is ready is because of her interest level. Amelia has been watching Maddie at the dinner table for weeks and I think she has actually learned something by doing so.

So we broke out the Earth’s Best Whole Grain Rice Cereal (like the plug?) and she about more than I thought she would! It kind of reminds me of a young baby bird chirping away with an open mouth, wanting more food. She loved it! :)

Maddie was actually the first one to give Amelia the food and then she and dad took turns and fought over who was next...

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Way up high and way down low

Miss Amelia is getting stronger and stronger by the minute it seems. Way back when (like five days ago) Amelia would sit ever so quietly on your lap. She has now figured out that she can move around a bit. I suspected this was coming because when I find her in the cot after a night’s sleep, she has been turned around at least 90 degrees. All from squirming too! She now sits on lap for about, oh, four seconds before she straightens her back like a board and pushes off with her feet. It’s worth a few giggles!

One reason she is getting stronger is because of the tummy time and the flying time. She’s flies quite well in dad’s hand and holds her head up just like a hero. She also thinks that tummy time is pretty cool when she has something to gaze upon...

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