Oh dear I’ve fallen behind. I did manage to get a photo every month… some were a bit late, but still every month… but I’m way behind in posting. So I’ll just take care of that really quick now before Mal turns 1. Here he is at 8 months (taken on 10/9, so a “mere” 7 days late, lol):
(Previous even months)
For the record I actually took this photo on 9/9, so it’s only a week late.
I didn’t really get a “perfect” (read: baby more or less centered, in focus, number visible) shot this month, especially since my bestickered “helper” Dakota was in almost every shot. But I had a lot of charmingly imperfect shots to chose from, and this one came pretty close:
And here are the rest of the odd numbered months:
Boom. Only 6 days late. 🙂
I gotta work on my color balancing skills.
(Compare to Dakota at 6 months.)
Sigh. I’m a whole week late on this one. Noooo I’m slipping!!
Whoops, this one’s a little late. I was only a day late taking the actual picture though, so I’m still giving myself full credit. 🙂 I haven’t yet managed the combo of smiling/looking at the camera/in focus for the monthly photo, but I’m getting close.
Hurray another photo actually taken on time!
I even remembered the ground hog stuffed animal! And I think I got the photo cropped to the same size as last month, though there’s only so much time I’m willing to spend staring at circles on a blanket… 🙂
And a bonus picture! Mal’s figured out how to grab the belly sticker, and I’m up on a step stool trying to take his picture, so my special helper kept putting the belly sticker back in place for me. Complete with dinosaur tattoos on her hands. 🙂
And of course, here’s Dakota at 3 months.
Since moving in we’ve had ye olde double basin sink and boring chrome faucet. I maniacally plotted replacing the faucet from the beginning, but for some reason I assumed that sink basins weren’t interchangeable, so since we weren’t replacing the granite counter tops, I assumed we were stuck with the current sink. WRONG!
Since the faucet was perfectly functional, replacing it never quite made it to the top of our to-do list. But recently it was starting to leak a bit, so I started contemplating replacements more seriously. While I was at it I measured the rough dimensions of the basin, and I discovered that it’s actually a fairly standard size after all. I was still a bit nervous about things not fitting, so while we ordered the new faucet online, we picked the new basin based on what was available locally, so we could return it quickly if things weren’t fitting.
Here’s the hole in the counter after removing the old sink:
And here’s the new single-basin sink and fancy faucet:
We were able to re-use the disposal, and since the new drain hole is farther back there suddenly feels like there’s a lot more room to store stuff under the sink. On the negative side, this type of faucet has a counter-weight on the hose to make it retract by itself, and that was catching on the disposal unit under the sink. So for now we’ve left the counter-weight off, but honestly the lack of auto-retracting on the hose hasn’t bothered me in the slightest. Maybe we’ll revisit later.
Woohoo two month photo!
And I just realized I forgot the stuffed animal again. :(Oh well, soldier on! Here’s one month:
Okay, I love these kid interview things, so I wanted to give Dakota one… Here are her responses, no prompting/suggesting answers on my part. But a few answers warranted a follow-up question, and I’ve clarified a few of the answers for posterity as well. 🙂
What is your favorite color? Blue
What is your favorite animal? Tigers
What is your favorite book? Sadness [From “Inside Out Box of Mixed Emotions”]
What is your favorite TV show? Diego [“Go, Diego, Go!”]
What is your favorite movie? Finding Nemo [disclosure: I listed out the movies she’s seen because she doesn’t know the difference between a movie and a TV show]
What is your favorite song? Twinkle Twinkle
What is your favorite food? Broccoli [disclosure: we smother her broccoli in butter, which probably helps. :)]
What is your favorite drink? Milk
What is your favorite clothes? Shirts [Which shirt? My white one]
What is your favorite game? Toca Blocks [an app on the smart phone]
What is your favorite toy? Dinosaurs
Who is your best friend? Kimberly
What is your favorite thing to do? Spinning [I think she means twirling in a circle?]
What is your favorite thing to do outside? Sliding
What is your favorite holiday? Dance class [she starts dance class next week]
Where is your favorite place to go? The playground
What do you want to be when you grow up? A big person [But what job do you want to do? Helping Alaska (our dog)]
What did you do on your birthday? Blew out candles