Thursday, July 31, 2008

11 Months and Moving!

Amazingly enough, Kate is eleven months already! Of course, plans for the big birthday shindig are well underway, but until we get there, we have three fun bits of Kate's growing up to share with you. This morning, I put her down for her morning nap and went downstairs. A few minutes later, I was surprised to hear music coming from her room. I snuck back up to check on her and saw she had pulled herself up enough to turn on the aquarium toy in her her crib. She was so proud of herself and kept turning it on and off until finally, she settled down to sleep.

Secondly, while I was feeding her, she reached for a card on the table. I said, that's an anniversary card from Aunt JoAnn. Immediately, she looked over my shoulder to the fridge where we have a picture of Aunt JoAnn. (She loves the pictures on the fridge and wants to look at them each time we enter the kitchen.) So Aunt JoAnn, she knows where to find you!

Finally, we were over at a good friend's house this afternoon. Kate was tooling around on the kitchen floor and was passing the fridge. She stopped and said, quite clearly, "da da da da." I looked more closely at the collection of pictures on the fridge and there, indeed, was our family Christmas picture, where she found her daddy. I was amazed. She is growing right before our eyes.

Enjoy this video of her crawling and playing with mom.

(P.S. Yes, the gate on the stairs is open...thankfully, she didn't notice!)


Nana and Grandpa said...

That video of her doing the army crawl is amazing. She is moving so fast and she is so happy. What a wonderful video. Thanks so much for capturing that and putting it on the blog. It makes us able to keep up with our little darlin'. Love, Nana and Grandpa

Anonymous said...

How exciting to wake up to such joy!!! How cute is that! She is having such fun!! Love the stories, too! Boy, do we wish we were there! LOVE this blog! Thank you so much for sharing the video and the stories! Buckets of love...Gram + Pops

Elizabeth said...

What a mover she is... no wonder she didn't see the open gate, now if it had shiny blue buttons and cords, she wouldn't have missed it ;)
Great update! I especially like the part about her pulling herself up to turn on her music and the part where she recognized her daddy! So cute! Learning so quickly. A little sponge!

Blythe said...

that is too cute! I love how she shakes her baby booty as she moves across the floor, and her big smile once she rounds the corner and sees you! It brought us many smiles! :)

Anonymous said...

This Baby Girl is so smart. I knew that the second we saw her! I am honored that she knows where my picture is hanging!!
We love the video. What a mover and a shaker! She is the cutest baby that side of the Mississippi River!!
Love you,
Aunt JoAnn & Uncle Al