First, the BIG news. Elise started crawling on the exact day she turned 8 months old...Friday, September 14th. She had been really close and then just decided to take off on her own!
Elise is one of our great joys in life right now. I think she is for a lot of people. There's a 90 year old lady at church that would love for us to come visit everyday. She says that Elise is her adopted grand-daughter. I think she could technically be her adopted great-great-grand-daughter!
You're going to think I'm an awful mother, but she fell off the bed a couple of weeks ago. She was surrounded with pillows to prevent just that kind of thing from happening, but she climbed over those pillows in less than a minute and ended up on the floor. Thank goodness, there were no injuries, just some tears for a couple of minutes.
|Patiently waiting for her bath to be drawn|
She's playing more in the bathtub, picking out specific toys and playing with them, kicking her feet really fast when she's sitting down, waving her arms like a bird when she gets excited, still smiling at mostly everyone (some strangers scare her), and she's just constantly taking it all in and learning. Sweet Elise!
|Lovin' on the last two watermelon's from the garden|
|Working on her crawling skills|