A couple weeks ago we gave Sloane a dill pickle spear. She loved it! And we both smelled like pickles for the rest of the day. Rach told me that B really liked pickled beets when she started eating solids. I decided to give it a try. She makes silly, crazy faces, but continues to eat, so I am not torturing her.
These are some shots that needed to be shared, even though they are from the 4th.
This video shows a few of my favorite things that Sloane does lately- tap dancing on the wall, singing proclamations, and holding one hand up for emphasis!
Pa is a woodworker. He made Sloane a cradle out of maple and it is beautiful. It was exciting to have a handmade cradle for her because Pa had made one for Lida before she was born. Of course, Lida’s cradle was easier to delivery to Nashua! Sloane’s came to Vancouver in a custom made crate with approximately 400 screws and 40 extra pounds of wood, along with detailed instructions for the dismantling of the box.
It was a snugly nest for her when she was a wee babe. Now she likes to roll around and tap dance on the sides. In the future, Sloane will be able to use it as a toy chest and maybe one day for her baby.
It feels strange to be closer to Sloane turning one year old than to her birth. Summer is going by way too fast! We are having fun and trying to stay cool.
She is the best, cutest little monkey!
The Bramble clan got together this 4th of July and we went to the Oregon coast. Sloane got her feet in the Pacific for the first time! Sloane had fun with all the action 3 cousins brought. She tried new food, with her favorite being a perfectly cooked steak.
It was fun to have Sloane see the coast, and double fun as it was 25° cooler on the beach than at home! This made it just a little cool while we were by the water, but more pleasant than roasting in our condo. Sloane really enjoyed watching her cousins race around the house, and dig at the beach.
Because it was really sunny at the beach we also spent some good time at the house and played.
It was a really fun trip and I think Sloane had a great time too! We are excited for the next family trip. The next trip we take is to see Molly’s family in New Hampshire.
Sloane has pretty good reactions to new food. What food could give her this reaction?
If you guessed lemons, you are wrong. It was strawberries!
Also, it looks like we never dress Sloane from these pics. I assure you we do and we have enough clothes for her but it has been unseasonably warm here. Naked baby makes for a happy family!