Friday, September 25, 2015

Some of Susanna's first steps

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Wake up sissy!


The other day, both big girls fell fast fast asleep at naptime, and wouldn't wake up for dance class. Susanna tried to help me wake them up. She had been at it for a while when I started filming, I wish I had caught it all! She was so eager to get her beloved sisters moving. Alas, she couldn't. Naptime is serious business sometimes!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Susanna is one!

Our little Susannie turned one last month!! The day was full of festivity and fun. First she got to open her presents.





Then it was time to help her sisters with their pre-waffle snack. (Saturday morning is our waffle morning, but sometimes we have to have a little snack to hold us over while we wait for the waffles to be ready.)


Susanna's own pre-waffle snack was blueberries, her very favorite thing to eat, I think.



Later on, of course we had cake!












So at one year old, here are just a few other little tidbits about our sweet Susannie-pie.

She loves apples. Especially she loves to have a whole one she can crawl around with and gnaw on. She relishes them with delight and with gusto.





She loves her big sisters, and they love her.

Here she is with her new birthday outfit from the British Malones. Yay for birthday outfits!


 A couple of randoms staged by Ella:


The other morning while the big girls were in school, I took little Susanna over to the mall baby climbing area. It had been a while since this place was McCall family speed. But boy did she love it! I think it actually inspired her to finally take those first few steps she has been considering for so long. Video of that to come!





Also, so inspired was she by all the climbing at the mall, she has taken it up at home too. She got in here all by herself before I even saw her doing it.


I tried to take one photo without the paci and this is the face I got. Haha!


Phew!


Sweet one-year-old Susannie girl we love you for your spark, your giggles, your sweet snuggles and your zest for life. Can't wait to see how you continue to grow in the years ahead!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

The three girls, and our canoe

With three years between Nora and Susanna and only a little over one between Ella and Nora, sometimes the big girls are up to different activities than the little one. But it is really fun to see them start to do some things together. 









Truth be told, Susanna did not enjoy this canoe ride as much as the rest of us. She was like, why did you stuff me into this weird vest where I can't move?! I'm going to do my best to thrash out of it.

Also, we got a canoe!!! It is super. I love a canoe. Thanks for finding a great one Paul! This baby has 3 seats, a waterproof container, and is generally awesome.




Here's a shot of Paul with the big girls out in the middle of our lake. There goes my heart in a canoe! (Susanna was cuddled up in my arms when this was taken. So part of my heart was in my arms too I guess.)



Sketching in the front yard