Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Juliet vs. the Pancake

School is kicking my butt. Sorry it has taken so long to update -- I tried last week to update and realized we hadn't taken any photos in a while. So I've been working hard to take pictures this week.
In order to get them up here faster I had to make the files smaller. If you want the larger file let me know and I can email it to you!
It has been a pretty eventful month!!
We finally got a highchair. It just attaches to the table since we don't have a very big kitchen. Juliet loves it. She loves summer squash and peas, but still has a hard time with sweet potato and green beans. She of course loves applesauce and any other fruit she can get her hands on. We've recently started giving her table foods, and like a true Foutz, she loves PANCAKES!
As you have all probably heard, Juliet got her first tooth. I was oblivious to any signs of teething pains - just one day she stuck my finger in her mouth . . . and bit me!! It has since poked through enough to be visible (if just barely) in pictures, and has recently been followed by a second! She is taking it like a trooper. She has only been fussy a few times, but we blamed it on the awful cold she had. Both Juliet and I have been sick the last week and a half and it was TERRIBLE, but we are both starting to feel better.
Juliet has also started crawling. The video is a couple weeks old -- she is pretty much professional now. I wish she would have stayed immobile just a little longer! But she is loving it. She mainly crawls around on hands and feet - I don't think she likes the way the carpet feels on her knees.
It has FINALLY started to warm up around here. We still have a cold day everyonce in a while but the last week has been beautiful. I took Juliet out to play in the sun -- she doesn't really know what to make of it yet. She also tried to eat a dandelion which was pretty fun. Didn't much care for it though!

Thursday, April 3, 2008


Nothing at all this week. Not even fun pictures. sorry!!
April Fool's day was fun except no one tried to fool me (I guess I am too keen) and Brett never has any fun reactions. I even videotaped him and he was so lame. oh well, can't have it all. It was a great trick to play on quite a few people though. Now I just have to come up with next year's prank. : )
Juliet loves the laptop. It figures that she loves everything she is not allowed to have. This one is going to be sticking metal objects in
electrical sockets! (Just as soon as she can get to them.) Which is any day now!! She gets her little legs up under her and looks like she is going to take off at any second. In this photo she is watching "Elmo's song" which she loves. Every once in a while I catch her singing along. I took her to the school's comedy troupe last night and they played a game
that involved singing and she was right there singing her heart out along with them. It was pretty cute. She didn't much like the applause and cheering though. Taking babies anywhere is stressful.
I have a new little project. I have two weeks until I go back to school full time so I have been working like crazy to finish all the things I've always wanted to do but never had time for. This includes making mattes out of wedding and family pictures, making a sock monkey (i have only bought the socks so far) and organizing Juliet's old clothes into boxes. Someone asked me to make them a set of bows for a baby shower gift so i've been working on those as well. It's actually an ingenious idea. Each bow has a snap on the back so they are
interchangeable. I made them as a gift for a friend of mine and now people are asking to buy them, so that has been kind of fun.
I asked Brett what he would like me to mention about him in the blog and he said, "hmm, uh, dunno, finals, uh hard hmmm... I'm busy right now." Yep, that basically

sums up his life these days.
One more weeks of school though!
And of course we love you all.