Saturday, February 24, 2007

Sweet Peas

Grandma is watching Owen for a few hours today so I can get some typing done and maybe start to recover from the crud. So with this nice block of time, what is there to do but to sneak in a photo shoot of sweet-pea Helen at nearly 4 months? She just popped her second tooth a few days ago. The first tooth came without warning. In retrospect, she had been drooling a lot, but since she was only 3 months old, I just figured she was finding her tongue. (Owen didn't get a tooth until he was almost a year old, so I was inexperienced with this early teething bit.) But, like a very good baby, she just happily sprouted a tooth, without fuss. The second tooth came with a mite less happiness.
I'm still typing on Saturday and have 3 more tapes to go because I've been babysitting! 4-year-old Anna on Wednesday, 7-month Ava on Friday and three more cousins for a couple of hours this morning. So maybe the crud will spread, but I hope not. I suspect I got it handed to me from one of them...I could name names, but I won't...
Here is 2nd cousin Ava, Helen's pacifier mentor. When I saw the sweater her daddy dressed her in, I couldn't resist digging out a brand new 12-month sized sweater Helen had received as a gift. Unfortunately, Helen was more interested in going down for a nap than modeling. But anyway, we hope this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship!

5 comments:

Carrie said...

I can't BELIEVE that Helen already has two teeth!!! That is crazy. Israel is right with her on the drool, though...

Cottonista said...

Yes--two teeth, and I think more must be on the way. She soaked a bib the other day. I could've almost wrung it out. And after every nap, there is a large pool of slobber where her sweet head has been resting. But, hey, baby drool is medicine. It's the fountain of youth!

Carrie said...

Yeah, you go ahead and drink it. :)

Roobee said...

Love those sweet peas, and really want to squeeze them and hold them. Indiana is so very far away. Love from Grandma.

Heather said...

How you manage your 2 plus babysitting, plus writting this blog is beyond me. I love it. I love reading the days of a sweet cousin and her family. You are so talented!!!