Friday, November 8, 2013

8 months!

Oh what a month it has been, you are growing by leaps and bounds! You are getting to be such a big girl, already being so independent and determined even though you are still a petite thang. You make us laugh every day and for that I am thankful! 

Sleeping is getting better… hallelujah….. still in our bed, but going longer before waking up is good enough for me. Your naps during the day are getting better as well, you really like to sleep in our bed. I have tried to lay you in the crib for naps but you wake up so fast. I would rather you sleep longer, even if it is in my bed. 

Food is still no fun for you, we have tried banana, egg yolk, watermelon, and cantaloupe. The only thing you like is to suck on a apple core. We are still letting you try different foods even though you usually do not like them. 

Your Daddy's birthday was this month and I wanted to take him out for a surprise. Your Nina, Poppy, and Aunt Mattie came over to babysit and you did great! They said you did not cry the entire time! We were able to get dinner and ice cream, it was so nice to have some grown up time! 

A big event you attended this month was the farm to table. You were so good and let me help decorate and set up the event. It felt good to be able to get out and do something I love. You were the ONLY child that night, which meant you got passed around a lot! We are so proud of your Nina… she is one amazing lady! 

You are about to start crawling, you will get into the position and then lay flat down. However we have found that this is how you get from one side of the room to the other. You will be sitting up, then lay down on your belly, wiggle, and then sit up… then repeat. Its amazing how far you can get. Another fun thing you have accomplished this month is pulling up. You pull up on EVERYTHING and use our bodies as jungle gym. :) 

You are still saying da da da da and it is soooo cute! Bye bye bye happened right on your 8 month birthday! So proud of you! 

One Saturday I took you to the Farmers Market in Hendersonville and you rode a pony for the first time. At first you didn't know what to think, but you warmed up to the idea. Who knows maybe one day we will have horses of our own… ?? ;) 

We had our third annual pumpkin carving party and it was so fun to be able to experience it with you! We had a great time and you loved being outside with everyone. 

 I think that pretty much sums up our month 8 other then the weekly play dates we have with friends and little fun places we go through out the week. I can already tell month 9 is going to be a big one…. I'm predicting more words and crawling!
Playing in your room!

Checking out the chickens with Aunt Mattie

Bath time is a every night thing around here and you love it! 

You LOVE to watch Maple run around in the back yard! 

You sat in the big girl buggy for the first time!! Personally I love this... now I do not have to carry in your infant carrier or wear you!

Mornings at the while mommy works out.

Play time at home.

Aunt Adrians birthday! 

Sweet cousins!

We love taking walks around our neighborhood.