Monday, December 17, 2012

11 Months and 3 days

She's growing, although I'm really  not sure how much she weighs or how tall she is.  Her little mind is constantly working.  She can say Mama and Dada and roar like a lion and I'm pretty sure she can say two when I'm counting.  Then there is all the baby talk.  "Ahdoo" is a favorite right now, which sounds like a southern "I do".  When we ask "where is ...?" she will look for or look at people or things.  She can do all the motions for pat-a-cake.  She can point to our noses when we ask her where they are, but she's not quite sure where her own is yet.  She loves stairs.  She doesn't understand that she should crawl down them backwards.  It's always headfirst.  She still loves getting into and discovering everything.  She understands and obeys when we say "no".  She's very sensitive and automatically sticks her bottom lip out or starts crying when we get on to her.  She climbs and crawls and walks while hanging on to things.  She occasionally stands by herself.  But no walking on her own yet.  She eats just about everything, including non-edible things. She's been eating on her own a lot more over the past week.  She loves being outside and looking out the window. 

So much more, but that's all I've got right now.

Happy 11 month Birthday sweet Elise! 

Saturday, December 1, 2012


She really is into everything right now, and as long as she can't seriously hurt herself, I say go for it!

Getting into the cabinets, literally!

She loves pulling out onions and garlic out of the onion box

She was watching the chickens eat, and then lost interest.

The pans...they are lots of fun

The chickens really fascinate her these days

I found her stuck under the couch today

Future pianist?

Our first 5k as a family!