Archive for August, 2009

Backwards Is The New Forwards?

Monday, August 31st, 2009

hmmmm, another post where WordPress decides that I didn’t really want to use the built in gallery function, and leaves the images orphaned without a post assigned to them. Well anyway, these photos were taken on the 31st of August, and we have now finally reached the end of the backlog. Here you can see Anna starting to learn how to use objects to assist in standing up (hands near her for the inevitable wobbly moments, obviously). Although she can now roll with gay abandon, and crawl backwards, Anna still doesn’t seem to want/be able to coordinate moving forwards. However, given that forwards it same really as horizontally rotating 180 degrees, then moving backwards, she still seems able to get where she wants. Namely off the safe, clean playing area we lay down here or at the inlaws, and onto the much more interesting carpet.
To round off this post, we have a shot of Kara using Anna’s nappy changing mat as a stalking area to pounce on Muska the next time she enters the living room.

Anna Selecting The Next Toy To Play With

Anna Selecting The Next Toy To Play With

Kara Waits To Ambush Muska

Kara Waits To Ambush Muska

Almost There. Real Time Photos Soon!

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

So, given that these photos and video of Anna trying a (mixed fruit?) purée for one of the first times were taken on the 26th of August, I am only just over a week late in posting these. OK, add a few more days as I’ve scheduled this post to go live on September 6th (if I’d published them all in one go, some would have fallen off the front page of this blog straight away), but still, I’ve only one more post after this before I’ve exhausted the ‘To Do’ folder in Anna’s pictures collection sitting on my hard drive. We were sat in the kitchen, watching Anna munch on some real veggies, and decided it was time to try out this form of food, in case we ever needed something quick and easy to server her. She took to the food with no problems, and managed to get the hang of accepting a spoon of food quite quickly. Obviously, just like when she ‘eats’ whole vegetables or fruit, the majority of the food ends up on the high chair or bib, but the idea is to get her used to pushing the food around her mouth in plenty of time before weaning occurs. Enough of the witter, onto the photos and video…

Here Comes The Plane Wasn't Required. Occasional Flailing Arm Reduction Was.
Biting The Spoon With A Bonus Of Some New-Tasting Stuff In Your Mouth!
Will You Always Be Clapping And Smiling When I Use A Spoon?

Sweetcorn And Smiles At Mega

Monday, August 24th, 2009

OK, so we still haven’t actually tried the sweetcorn that they sell in a kiosk just outside the Mega shopping centre near us, but I wanted to post a recent shot of Ira and Anna smiling. Anna is sporting her hooded cardigan, as by this time (25th August) the temperatures had already started to drop from their summer highs.

Ira And Anna Outside Mega Shopping Centre

Ira And Anna Outside Mega Shopping Centre

Waiting (2many steps) outside …

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Waiting (2many steps) outside the residents’ meeting thats discussing the 16 million Tenge owed (by others) to KCK! http://twitpic.com/f3ucq

Anna Also Skipping The Meeting