It's just amazing how time seems to go by. Nine whole months of pregnancy seem to go so very slowly. And then you have this perfect, little baby, and time seems to speed up. Obviously, that cute little baby takes up a lot more of your time outside your belly than inside....but, wow, eleven months have already gone by?
Paige is a bundle of energy. She is also a very determined little girl. She decided that she was going to walk, she took a few steps, and then she was off. There was no slow progression what-so-ever. She still has to rely on furniture, walls, people to help her to stand...I guess she doesn't want to "waste" time trying to figure that out - she has to GO. Her new game is finding something that she's not supposed to have, and then running away from you with it in her hand. She giggles the whole time. It's just about the cutest thing you have ever seen.
She has no problem finding trouble. She loves to open all the cabinets in the kitchen. I haven't had time to go and get some cabinet locks, and Eric hasn't had a moment to install the ones we already have. So, we have been improvising. We have been using the rubber bands that you get when you buy a head of broccoli. They work great - and they are free - if you don't count the fact that you have to buy broccoli to get them. So far, we only have two...I guess we'll have to start eating more broccoli!
Paige is also very chatty. She's saying a few words here and there. She said "shoe" the other day. She also says "poo-poo". Lovely. Mostly, she just makes a lot of sounds. Its' adorable.
Her favorite thing to play with is still her books. She loves to pull them off the bookshelf and just sit and look at them all. She's okay with me reading them to her - as long as it's a short book - but mostly, she wants to do it herself. She also loves anything that belongs to Emily. This does not make Emily very happy - so we play with her stuff while Emily is not home. Shhhhh! Don't tell.
She has grown and changed so much in the last eleven months - it's shocking. Not that I didn't think she would, but it's always surprising to me when it happens.
Oh, and the little gash on her right eye? She fell in Emily's room next to the nightstand. Ouch.
In case any of you are wondering - that dress belonged to Emily. She wore it for her first birthday.