October 2010 Archives

Laila the bear

Laila tried out her costume for Hallowe'en this year:

Laila looking beary cute

and went for a walk

Laila looking beary cute

all the way to story-time

Laila in her bear costume at story time

Laila playing peek-a-boo



Laila goes to an apple orchard

When first seeing the trees, she immediately saw the fruit lying at their base and declared "uh-OH!" We explained that the fruit sometimes falls and, despite Laila's emphatic requests to put the apples "back! back!" we could not. We could, however, pick (and eat!) many delicious varieties of apple from the trees. Many branches bearing ripe fruit were growing at Laila's level, so she could walk up to trees and grasp fruit to pick it. Laila picking apples IMG_4213 Laila & Salim picking apples The apple does not fall far from the tree.

Laila at 18 months

Three weeks ago, Laila visited the pediatrician for her 18-month checkup. She received DTAP, polio, and flu vaccinations. She is now fortified for a winter of flu exposure. She measured 33 inches (75th percentile), a gain of three inches from her fifteen-month checkup; she weighed in at 23 lbs 12 oz (50th percentile), a gain of about two pounds. We knew this, because she enjoys stepping on the scale each morning. Laila at her 18 month checkup Cf. Laila at nine months. I am not sure I wrote updates for twelve and fifteen months!

Laila coloring in the morning

Laila coloring in the morning, originally uploaded by Salim Virji.

Laila paused while coloring before breakfast; she heard a plane outside.