Friday, November 20, 2009

Busy Couple of Weeks...

Well, Miss Addison has been busy this last couple of weeks. She has hit some motor milestones in a matter of weeks. On the 6th of this month, she started being able to go from being on her belly or on all fours and into a sitting position. Then a week later, on the 13th, she started crawling. This week she has become a more efficient crawler. Right now, she's just crawling to get things she wants, but I think it's only a matter of time before she's crawling to explore every inch of the house :) Our little girl is growing up so fast!

Here is a video of her on the day she started sitting herself up: video

Here is a video of her crawling to get her book this afternoon. She loves books!

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Eight months old!

Well, our little Addison is 8 months old today! I can't believe her first birthday is around the corner....it just doesn't seem possible! She is our gift from above, and we feel so blessed to be given her to raise. Her personality is coming through more and more everyday, and it's neat to see it happen :) Some things I want to remember that she's doing right now are:
  • She will vocally play back and forth with us. If I squeal, she'll squeal back.
  • I have heard her babble using the consonants /b, m, w/. She says 'mama' quite a bit. Even though I know it's not intentional when she does it, I still love it :) When she says it, I typically will say 'Do you want mama?' I can't help myself :)
  • She is getting up on all fours, but I don't think crawling is going to happen any day now. She isn't getting up on all fours all the time, but I noticed her doing it more today than I even saw her do it on Sunday.
  • She loves her dolly, and this has occured just within this past month.
  • Loves to be read books. When I open the book and start reading, she'll start 'talking' and her little legs go crazy.
  • Loves to be sung to, especially 'Twinkle, twinkle little star.'
  • Continues to love mouthing on toys and especially non toy items :)
  • Will drink a little from a sippy cup, but she really loves to chew on the spout.

These first two pictures were taken today:


Up on all fours and rocking back and forth.


Look at that face! Our sitter put her hair up like this today. I think I like it :)


Playing with her friends Cooper (left) and Ranger (middle).


I loved this picture because it showed just how blue her eyes can be sometimes. This picture is of her giving her daddy love before bed time.


Halloween

Addison dressed up as a pretty pink butterfly for Halloween. She didn't mind being in her costume at all even with the hat part on. We didn't go trick or treating, but we did go to a friend's halloween party for an hour or so. This first picture is of her at the party laying on her side eating one of her antennas. That's about all the excitement that happened around here for Halloween :)