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11 Months

Time continues to fly. I am a bit behind on this post - 18th is close enough to the 10th right?
Its hard to believe that in one month she will be one year old. This is the best picture we could get - as she now moves around SO much now.
Here's another one that Preston really liked (she was playing peek a boo).
Here's what's new:
  • She now has 5 teeth (almost 6 - just waiting for it to pop out). Two on the bottom and three on top.
  • She is walking and very happy about it. Very rarely does she crawl anywhere.
  • She learned how to stand from a sitting position. She got very tired of walking somewhere, falling down in the middle of the room, then having to crawl over to something to stand up. I think it only took her 3-4 days to figure it out after she learned how to walk.
  • Callie loves to climb things and move things out of her way. She is a very determined little girl (wonder where she gets that?). We can no longer put a piece of furniture in front of something we don't want her to get to....she WILL figure out a way to move it.
  • She is now obsessed with flushing the toilet. Yup, lots of fun!
  • She seems to be growing every day and is very verbal! At least around Preston and I - she's a bit shy in every other situation.
  • She is obsessed with pointing at trees and lights. She'll sit there and point at them and repeat "da" over and over and over and over.
  • She now can now sign please, milk, more, and all done. Still working on thank you.
  • Still no hair!

Now that she can walk, her favorite thing to do is to walk between Preston and I, running into us and giving us big hugs. I found this cute onsie in her drawer - how perfect!

When people come to stay from out of state. it is always a good excuse to see the touristy parts of Washington that you kind of forget about living here. We took a quick trip up to Snoqualmie Falls.

I love that smile!

When I am cooking dinner, she loves to pull things out of the cupboards. When I looked over one day, she had climbed in a was so proud and happy.


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