Whew! This has been a BIG month in Evie-town.
She started crawling on July 3, just past her 7 month birthday, and never looked back. So dad and I have had to be on our toes. This girl is into everything! She's so curious and so, SO busy. :) Once she gets playing she will hardly sit still! Nursing has become a full-contact sport, as she jumps and looks around at any little sound and just doesn't want to miss a single thing.
We've added lots of yummy fruits and veggies to her diet. Her favorites are bananas and avocados. Take note- this is exactly like mom!
Green beans didn't go over quite as well and she was on the fence on blueberries. She kept opening her mouth for a bite, but then would make a sourpuss face and even gagged a time or two. It was pretty funny.
Our girl has been growing and growing, but she's still a petite little lady. Everyone who sees and holds her comments on how little she is. It amazes me to see her crawling around and doing all these big girl things in such a tiny package. But I'm glad she's still teeny!
Last week Evie and I took a little road trip up to see my family. That was our first trip just the two of us, and she did great! I am so proud of her! She was a champ in the car and hardly fussed at all. That was a big relief, since I know she can get antsy after a while. Especially now that she wants to crawl everywhere.
It was such a nice visit. And she did great with seeing so many people and being passed around. She is just such a sweet and happy baby. It makes me so happy. I love seeing how much joy she brings to all her grandparents and family.
While we were there, my mom saw that Evie was starting to want to pull up on a chair. Yeesh. So she helped her do it and stand up. And now? Well today I went in to get her up from a nap and she was STANDING in her crib! So I blame Grandy! I just can't believe how fast kids learn! She's a smart little cookie.
Oh! And about two weeks ago her first teeth broke through! No chance for pictures, but her bottom two are peeking out! I thought I would know when they were coming, because I expected some crankiness, but I didn't have a clue! In hindsight, she was drooling pretty heavily the few days right before. So big!
** About this time in the photo shoot, she was over the chair and wanted down on the floor to explore :)
My little ham:
One last sweet thing. I have always showered my girl with kisses, especially when she's laying on the changing table or on the floor. I'll tell her I want a kiss and then kiss all over her sweet little cheeks and face. Well recently we noticed that she would lean toward you sometimes with her mouth open! She did this to my parent's dog while we were visiting and it was hilarious! Now I know for sure what she's doing and it makes my heart so happy. Ask her for a kiss and (usually!) she'll lean right toward your face so you can kiss her on the mouth. My sweet, sweet little girl.
I love you so much Evie!!