Sunday, August 31, 2008

Yoga Poses

Originally uploaded by jkollmer2
Sibyl's feet have been particularly interesting to her this weekend.

What do you suppose they taste like?

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Little Botanist

Originally uploaded by jkollmer2
While her Aunt Alisha talked to potential business partners in Healdsburg, Sibyl checked out the Sonoma scene. In the park, she investigated the foliage, both natural and nylon.

Sunday, August 24, 2008


Originally uploaded by jkollmer2
Looks like it's time to lower the floor of her Pack-N-Play.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Meeting Both Great Grandmas

Originally uploaded by jkollmer2

When she was back east last month, Sibyl met both of her great grandmothers for the first time. First she met Gran at her great-aunt Ellen's in Trenton. (She has two great-aunt Ellens--the other lives in Cleveland, and Sibyl met her last June.)

She was also pleased to meet her cousin Leora Diza, cousin/aunts Amy and Greta, and the whole clan.

The next day, Sibyl met Grandma at her great-aunt Leslie's in Montclair.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

More Crawligator

By George, I think she's got it!


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Crawligator Redux

Originally uploaded by jkollmer2
Sibyl's getting better at maneuvering with her crawligator. Today she combined some deliberate arm strokes and foot pushes to scoot across the floor to her pop.

The temptation to pull up all limbs and hope to fly is, however, still great.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Jumping (Sort Of)

Sibyl's been practicing jumping in her new jumper. (Thanks, Grandpa Herb!)



tongue and toy
Originally uploaded by jkollmer2
She's known about her tongue for quite some time, but this week Sibyl's become positively tongue obsessed. Everything gets at least a lick.

The tongue's even out most of the time there's nothing around to taste.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

On Solid Ground

eating cereal
Originally uploaded by jkollmer2
Not counting the tastes of ice cream she's conned out of a couple of people, Sibyl had her first "real" food tonight. She gobbled up her rice cereal and cried for more when the bowl was empty. (But she had to make do with milk.)

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Beach House

nana and sibyl
Originally uploaded by jkollmer2
On her first trip to the beach house in Delaware, Sibyl encountered many new things: summer weather (including a thunderstorm or two), sand, "swimming," and playing in the waves as they lapped up on the shore.

She went on many walks, sometimes working on her tan, sometimes lounging in the shade. And she got to experience the view of the bay at sunset for the first time.

Of course, sometimes the carpet was more compelling than the sunset.
Sibyl also got to meet her Uncle Will, who came to the beach house for his 25th birthday.

Meeting Uncle Norman

Sibyl went on her second big trip in July, heading east to visit with lots of family members.

She met her Uncle Norman for the first time, and convinced him that she really needed to take a stab at walking.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Bottle Holder

sibyl holds her bottle
Originally uploaded by jkollmer2
Sibyl's spending lots of time with her dad this week, as her mom's taken a short gig in Palo Alto. So far they've been on many walks, a trip to the park, and a visit to the Randall Museum.

If that wasn't enough fun, today he taught her to hold her own bottle. She can down a few ounces at a time before losing her grip, and she even pulls the bottle out of her mouth when she's full.

Believe it or not, her mom was worried about bottle rejection a day ago.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Back Home

tummy time
Originally uploaded by jkollmer2
After two weeks back east, it seems we've returned with an upgraded model of the Sibyl. We now have a laughing, playing baby who can roll over both ways.

She's also mastering the art of chewing her toys.

What's next? Crawling?