7 Month Update

Well I know it’s been a minute since we got a new post up. I can blame one week on a road trip, one week on travel hangover and recovery and one week on…ah…umm…okay, so we’re back. That’s really what’s important right?

In order to ease myself back into the groove I figured I would put up Cricket’s 7 month update photos. I mean, the little ones are really the reason you all visit!

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She is doing great, despite daily smash-hugs from her over-zealous older sister. It’s the love, it’s too much for Sweetie to contain! Look at those eyes, that smile – the Cricket is pretty irresistible. BDB and family were visiting the other day for some much-needed play and adult-speak. He confirmed what my inner voice has been telling me – we are in for some trouble with these girls.

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Of course Cricket is not without her faults. She is putting everything in her mouth and then drooling on anything near her. This is probably due to the sharp little tooth that just poked through her gums (that’s right, tooth #1!) but I still intend to break her of the random sampling. Or at least curb it while we are outside playing.

So welcome back to us, nice to see you. We are enjoying the warming weather here in the Chi’ and look forward to some consistent spring days. That will start-up some new adventures with the garden and outdoor playtime and all. For now, enjoy the updated pics, there are always more to come.

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Cricket’s New Bling

Way back when Sweetie was six months old Wife and I decided to have her ears pierced. I don’t really remember why we decided to have it done at an early age, it may have had something to do with a Mexican tradition of piercing their little girls’ ears at an early age (I’m not sure  I’m going to claim that). What we found was that it was not traumatic and easy to care for the new earrings. Sweetie didn’t touch them or bother with them. So now it’s Cricket’s turn!

Look...shiny!

Look…shiny!

We learned that one of the doctor’s at our Pediatrician’s office does the actual piercing, so no mall visit for us. It was all very sterile and safe and a little funny. Wife and I have a history with multiple earrings and body piercings. And while all of them were done in safe and sanitary parlors, none of them were done by a doctor.

At Sweetie’s visit the doctor warned me that she would be the most upset when we held her still to mark her ears. And sure enough, that’s when she screamed. Yeah, she cried a bit when the earring went through, but stopped pretty soon after. The Cricket was the same. She was crying and carrying on when I was holding her arms still to let the doc mark her lobes. As soon as they were pierced and I picked her up – done. Once she could move around freely she didn’t make a peep. I feel confident no emotional damage was done.

So in six weeks she can start wearing all of the great new earrings she was gifted for her Baptism. And in a few years we’ll start worrying about more earrings. And eventually this will spiral into some new craze that all the kids will be doing. Wait, didn’t I say no damage was done?

No sweat!

No sweat!