10 months

Adelaide has been keeping me Very busy these days. She's quite the fast little crawler and is fond of playing by the toilet and under the old fashioned clawfoot bathtub. She's gotten very brave with her cruisin around furniture and will let go and stand for a few seconds before she falls. She has started flashing this smile

to whomever looks her way. She does this thing where she sticks out her arm, almost like she's saluting or presenting something and then smiles very big about whatever it is she's trying to show you. She now gives kisses - they're open mouthed and sloppy and just simply the best thing ever.She still loves practicing high fives and clapping her hands still. She's become a master at climbing up & sliding down the stairs. She now has 6 teeth - 4 on top and 2 on the bottom. She's really becoming less and less of a baby and more and more of an independent little girl. I'm still nursing her, but she is so easily distracted that unless she's dead tired, it's quite a feat to try and get her to sit still...she's such a little acrobat and twists and turns and ends up doing the downward facing dog all the while still trying to nurse. I don't think I ever mentioned this previously, but she started this a few months back, where she makes a panting sound when I'm getting ready to nurse her...and it is absolutely hysterical and adorable at the same time. Her sleeping is still a mess, but for the most part it's a morning nap, afternoon nap then she goes to bed sometime between 8 & 11...so fun for me!


glimpse of summer so far...

Adelaide is enjoying so much time with her cousins! Looking forward to Mary, Justin & Mira joining us this weekend, doesn't happen too often, but everyone will be in town! So fun!

All dressed up for Uncle Randy & Aunt Erin's wedding!

The BEAUTIFUL, happy couple!

sweet Anna

no, i didn't intend to coordinate the outfits...happy it worked out that way though :)
playing with cousin Samuel...gotta love that smile!

Seth & Pa building a new picnic table for Nannie...used the old one as a pattern...love how similiar they are!

Adelaide's first trip to Blossom to hear the Cleveland Orchestra :)

SO much fun with cousin Madelyn

sweet Gwen

fun with cousins at Stan Hywet

love this...wonder what they were talking about...

nieces make the best back massagers...

of course everyone had to have a turn...

such a little lady

little ham!


9 months (a few days late!)

a bit too hot for the owl onesie this month...

At her 9 month check up this morning, Adelaide was 22 lbs 4oz and 29.5 in long. She is still off the charts, but proportionally, so we're not to worry. She is pulling up on everything and really trying her darndest to walk. She’ll pull up on the couch and walk the length of it holding on. She is getting very brave and will even let go and just hold on with one hand. Needless to say, she’s gotten quite a few bumps and bruises lately. She still loves bath time, but naturally wants to stand during it now which provides quite a challenge for me. She loves the water - bathtub or the pool - and loves to splish splash around in there. I know I say it every month, but the older she gets the more I cherish my nursing time as I know it won’t last forever…the way her little hands grab on to my shirt, or necklace or anything available, and how her little feet move around practically giving me a massage is my absolute favorite. Instead of sitting up in her sleep in the middle of the night, we now find her all the way pulled up standing holding on to the rail of her crib crying to be saved. This month she’s tried egg yolks, wheat germ, flaxseed oil, peaches, melons, grapes, hummus, goat milk yogurt and maybe even a popsicle or two (at Zia’s house)! Her favorite game is unloading whatever she can find – box, purse, bag, hamper, laundry basket…it provides an endless amount of fun for her. She does this thing where she looks at you then blinks hard and smiles & laughs like she’s trying to tell you something with her eyes. I love it. She’s gotten very good at clapping and will respond to Zia saying “batta le manine”. She is also really good at high fives now and also does this thing when she’s sitting where she wiggles her upper body, like she’s dancing. She has become quite a little flirt and latched on to a particular waiter recently while I was out and she just smiled and laughed to get his attention. She now gives kisses to anyone who is willing to accept them or she'll settle for the air if no one is available. She is getting more and more vocal and I suppose her first word was really 'dis' (this) which I wrote about last month. She has now added 'dada' to her repritoire and the sound of her little voice is just the sweetest sound in the world to me.

favorite game...dumping her hair bows all over the house