Monday, August 31, 2009

It took Lilly 3 months to learn that the Fisher Price swing wasn't so bad. Even then, she was very particular about when she would let us put her in it and she made it known if we made a mistake in our timing. Therefore, I have only 1 picture of her in the swing. She seemed gigantic to me at the time.

Little did I know my 8 month old would discover the swing stored away in the loft 5 months later and find it more fun than barrel of monkeys! Perhaps she was not so gigantic at 3 months old after all!

Signs that your infant is too big for the swing:

1. The entire frame sinks a good half inch into the carpet when you place her in the seat. (But mom giggles in delight at how excited she is to have reunited with her long lost friend.)

2. She reaches out and grabs the frame, pulls herself to a complete stop and hangs suspended in mid-air laughing. (And mom laughs in amazement, encouraging the monkey business.)

3. She finally notices and is interested in the non-moving, non-singing, non-flashing, and previously worthless mobile and attempts standing in the swing to reach it. (I am not kidding.)

4. Her head extends above the back of the seat. And her feet are larger than every other child's feet in the entire nursery, but she's able to use those feet to kick frantically, coming in handy for #'s 5 and 6.

5. The swing stops... swinging, while the motor keeps grinding away, trying its best to move.

6. The batteries eventually give out, leaving her, at first, embarrassed

and then impatient

and, in the end, a little let down.

After the swing pooped out on us, we practiced standing

Is this not Matt's child?!?!?

And, as an added bonus, she laughed so hard I was finally able to snap not one, but TWO pictures of her EIGHT pearly whites!


Anonymous said...

This was a great post!

Fumbling Towards Adulthood said...

OH MY GOD! I can't handle the cuteness. Seriously, Katie, I can't. I'm going to go knit some pink baby booties now, just to attempt to handle all of the cuteness. She is BEAUTIFUL!

Bryna said...

Too absolutely adorable for words!

Have you tried the jolly jumper? She might like that without the batteries and the let-down.

Bead Up said...

LOVE the commentary - I swear this girl was posing for all you captions and not the other way around. LOVE IT!

Nine said...

She is SO Cute! I'm sorry the swing let her down- we've experienced the same thing with one of C's swings. It was kind of sad!

LeAnna said...

This was too cute! She's precious, and those teeth make her look so grown up. ;)

Michelle said...

The photos with narrative cracked me up! And I can't get over all the teeth!! Wow!