Monday, July 30, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
Here are some pictures of Paprika enjoying her very first Oreo cookie- ever!
Here is her "I must inspect this" look:
Maybe I'll try a bite:
All Done! Time to wash it down with some water!:
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
Enjoying a refreshing sip of water at the museum's cafe:
Reading the Museum's Visitor's Guide:
The wallpaper was almost as neat as the art at the museum!
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Our flight into Chicago was easy, breezy. Mr. Mustard flew with us, and we had a whole row to ourselves on the plane. We had a short layover in Phoenix, where we had lunch. Paprika was perfect on the plane- not a tear was shed the whole day. She's a trooper, for sure! That night we had dinner at the Grand Lux Cafe on Michigan Ave. and then brought dessert back to the hotel to eat while Paprika was sleeping.
Monday night we went to a great Italian restaurant around the corner from our hotel. The food was so good that we went back last night with Mr. Mustard's co-workers to eat there again!
Right now Paprika is taking a nap while I sit in the other room checking my email. We have a suite, which is so nice for us. It means that when Paprika naps, I get to do something other than sit very quietly in a dark room, which is how it would be if we had a standard hotel room.
Yesterday, we did some more sightseeing- we went to the Chicago Water Tower, one of the only buildings to survive the Great Chicago Fire. We also did lots of window shopping around Michigan Ave., and had lunch at our old standby- The Corner Bakery.
Today, we went to the Museum of Contemporary Art, which is only a few blocks from our hotel. Paprika loved looking at all the art, especially the large photographs that were on display. I took some pictures of her there, which I will post when I get back to LA. My memory card on my camera doesn't work with our laptop.
Tonight we were supposed to have dinner with Mr. Mustard's friend, Ryan, but something came up, so now we'll just be the three of us (Mr. Mustard, me, and Paprika) for dinner. I've scouted out a few casual restaurants close-by that will be great.
Paprika turned 11 months old yesterday! Now Mr. Mustard can finally say she's 11 months old and have it be true- he's been saying that she's 11 months old for the past few weeks! I always wait to say she's the next month when it's finally here- I don't want to rush her one day! She'll grow up fast enough as it is.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Monday, July 9, 2007
Paprika is 10 1/2 months old, and has been going through an explosion of developmental milestones in the past two weeks. While we were in Chicago, she started crawling on all fours for the first time. Prior to that, she scooted along very quickly on her chest doing an "army crawl." She was so proficient at it that I thought she might go straight from the army crawl to walking. Turns out she's even faster now on all fours.
While we were in Chicago, she also started standing up. She can stand up holding onto things with one hand, and has even started cruising from one piece of furniture to the next. Walking appears to be just around the corner.
Paprika loves to throw her pacifiers on the floor when she's in her crib. I will go into her room and say, "Paprika, what happened to all of your pacifiers?" And then she starts giggling and clapping. It's quite adorable. She also loves pushing food off of the table for Hauser to eat. Hauser has come in handy lately as our little vacuum cleaner. He's getting a few extra meals these days!
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Paprika at The Taste of Chicago Food Festival: