Paige was 10 months old on Saturday. Ten months. Wow.
At ten months she is not talking in any language that we can really understand, but I can tell that she is doing her best to imitate sounds that she hears. She has now officially added "Mama" to her sound bank - so that's exciting. I swear that I have heard her say, "All done" and "Hi" - but not in any regularity. She has learned to wave hello and goodbye.
She is a SUPER fast crawler. No kidding. I am amazed at how she can get into and out of a room. She loves to go up the stairs, and she's quite fast at that too.
Her new favorite thing to play with is Emily's Vet Care center that we keep in the family room. She loves to open the bottom cabinet and get out all the vet supplies. She carries them with her as she crawls into the kitchen, or anywhere else.
She is getting very good at using her little walker. She did not have very good control when we first gave it to her - about a month ago. But since then, she has learned to walk with it quite well. She can stand completely on her own for about 10 seconds now, and even pivot a little bit.
She loves bananas, grapes, strawberries, watermelon, blueberries, cheese, goldfish crackers, puffs, and ANY dessert. She is not real big on vegetables that are not pureed. I do keep trying though. She has tried and not hated chicken, black beans, turkey and mashed potatoes. She may just be my picky eater. Oh, and no big surprise here - she loves french fries. She does pretty much pick up any little thing from the floor and put it in her mouth...Eric thinks we should just put peas, carrots and green beans on the floor for her to eat......
And my new favorite thing - she has learned to give her stuffed animals hugs. It's just the cutest thing. She even does the "Awwww" sound when she does it. Melts me every time.
Other than Paige growing everyday - we are deep into landscaping around here. We got 5 yards of small cobblestone delivered on Friday, and Eric has been working very hard at re-doing all the flower beds in the front, side and back yards. We even removed some of those red barberry shrubs in the front - now you can actually see the green box woods. Much better I think.
I joined the Michigan Memorial day tradition of planting all my summer annuals. This year we (My Mom and I) did some Zinnias, Verbena and some mini-petunias in the two pots flanking the garage.
In the small pot in the back yard, I planted some pretty white and purple daisy looking flowers - I forgot the name of those - and this plant called - I kid you not - Wandering Jew.
In the two pots under my kitchen window, we planted some more mini-petunias. This year I went with an orange variety. I think they look nice in those pots. They will be overflowing in no time. I have one more pot to fill - which I will be doing later in the week.
I also added some hostas and some other pretty plant that I can't remember the name of, to the front yard - both perennials. We will be doing some more stone on the side of the front door, and adding a couple hydrangea bushes. I am very excited about that. I hope I don't kill them.
Paige spent quite a while in her new swing this weekend. She loved it.
Some other pictures from this weekend:
Yes, it was that hot. The top temp is outside, bottom is inside. Long time coming - and most welcome. No complaining here. I swear. Didn't even turn on the a/c. Yes, it was 82 degrees in my house. Felt good after many months of 66 degrees in the house. Bring it on!!!