Sunday, June 29, 2008

Five Months Old!!

Today is Jewell's five month birthday! She continues to amaze us every day with her excitement and happiness. She clearly recognizes us (Travis and Jeanie). She will smile at other people, but those smiles aren't nearly as big and bright as the smiles that she reserves for Mommy and Daddy. Sometimes she just smiles at us when we're doing nothing to provoke it.

There have been some more "firsts" for Jewell recently. She has tried her first "solid" foods, which are hardly "solid" because they're smooth and creamy. She officially does NOT like the rice cereal (some impressive exaggerated gag expressions got the point across) but she did gobble up her first helping of pureed carrots (hand made by mommy).

She also exhibited her first desires to crawl. She manages to squirm around in a short radius from wherever I (Jeanie) set her, but no crawling. All I know is that when I leave her to play with some toys on a blanket I come back and the toys are all in very different positions and Jewell, herself, is relocated. Her favorite toys, by the way, are stuffed animals, laundry (she's very into textiles), mommy's hair, and anything that's satisfying to chew on.

Travis has been very persistent about getting us to take a family photo on Sunday, when we're all dressed up. So below is our little family behind our apartment today.

Jewell helping fold the laundry.


Tysha & Jacob said...

VERY Cute! I love both Jewell and Jeanie's dresses! I can't believe she's already 5 months! We've got to get together soon before Sawyer catches up to Jewell!

Diana said...

Hello, Hello Neighbors (Sort of) Happy 5 month to Jewell. I'm so glad she is just barely older than Michael--and that she is doing everything first, because then I can ask your opinion and advice on everything (like trying solid foods!)

By the way, I absolutely LOVE the dress you have Jewell in. Soooo cute!

Travis said...

Thank you. The dress is s present from my brother and sister-in-law.

Kaaz said...

I really like the second one.