Thursday, March 18, 2010

11 Months

Our little Sweet Pea is just a month away from turning one year old! I can't believe it. Time is just flying by now that I am chasing after 2 little ones. It makes me really sad but I am loving every minute of it. Addyson continues to be a big girl and a "go get her". She doesn't shy away from much except strangers! ; ) She is out going and doesn't let much stop her or get in her way.... she just figures out a way to get around it.
She walks with great confidence and is starting to pick up speed. She isn't running yet but if you act like you are going to get her then she tires to get away as quick as she can! She loves to be chased and you can hear her giggling throughout the house when someone is after her! She is becoming a good climber and can climb the stairs of most jungle gyms and anything that is not too high for her to get her little foot up there. She isn't afraid to play with the big kids and try to keep up! We went to the park and she figured out the "loop" by herself! She climbed up the stairs, walked over to the slide, slid down (with my help because she tries to walk down or goes face first), and then walked back over to the stairs to do it all over again! No fear!
She just cut her 4th tooth in 3 weeks! She now has 4 top teeth and 3 bottom ones and thankfully she doesn't use them too often on mommy! She is a great eater and LOVES her green veggies especially asparagus, spinach, and green beans! She is eating meat all by herself and I think she is glad to have that variety in her diet! She loves to drink water out of a sippy cup and will often drink bother's if he isn't watching! Her new favorite snack is pretzels!! She knows the bag and if she sees it she starts pointing and making a "Uh" noise. You can often see her carrying around her snack cup munching on pretzels!
I love going out with her and watching her take everything in! If she sees something she wants or is curious about something, she points and says "Uh". She knows 3 baby signs; "all done", "more", and "brush teeth". She watches Owen brush his teeth every night and I think she is ready for her own tooth brush! Guess mommy needs to make a trip to the store!
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She loves to give kisses and hugs and will often do it on request! This makes mommy really happy!! : ) She has lots of sounds and grunts and a lot of them I can be convinced are "words" but that might just be wishful mommy thinking! ; ) She says, "O", dada, mama (this usually only when she wants something, like to be picked up). When we are leaving or when I put her to bed she waves "bye"and says "by". When she sees someone on the phone or she has one of our cell phones she puts her hand or the phone to her ear and says, "hi". Addyson has more "words" but it is hard to think about all the sounds she makes when the house is quiet and she is napping! ; ) I usually just copy her and don't even think about what exact sound she just made. Guess I need to pay closer attention!
She loves to dance and listen to music!! She has so much fun at music class!! She loves to play all of the instruments and dance with the other kids!! Her favorite song is "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star", she sings along and makes the "twinkle" sign as soon as we start singing! After we are done with an instrument, the teacher brings out a basket to put the instruments in and I am SO proud to say that Addyson walks over and puts her instrument in all by herself!!!!! I'm a bit shocked that she "gets it" at this age but I guess she is smarter than I giver her credit for!
She likes to share and often offers a toy or piece of food to anyone close by!!! She loves it when I eat what she is offering me! Such a sweetie! Her favorite game is "peek a boo" and she loves to go behind our glass door from the den and then peek around it. She giggles so much during this game! She also takes any sort of clothing and puts it on her head to play "where is Addyson". Owen loves this game too so they spend lots of time finding each other! She is growing and changing every day! I can't wait to see what she learns this month!

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