I thought I would share some updates on Leah. She is now 9 1/2 months. She crawls everywhere and can walk along the furniture. I'm afraid I may have an early walker. She has two little bottom teeth and just today I noticed one of her top teeth poking through. She says dada, mama, hi (well sort of), and loves to smack her lips, suck her thumb and give big open mouth kisses. She is learning to throw a ball (lucky for Bowen), and is good at eating paper! She can also drink from a straw, and is very good at eating icecream.
She only cries when she is being constrained such as when she is getting in her car seat or high chair, and especially when I have to change her clothes. I wonder if this has something to do with her future personality. Maybe she will always hate being pushed (I am scared about one day having a teenage daughter). She also doesn't like being left in a room by herself. She cries and cries until someone comes back into the room.
Bowen (2 1/2) is an active boy. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday I do aerobics at the church and he loves running around. Basketball is his thing right now. The hoop that occupies our front room right now is the best investment we ever made. Even though it's cold he still asks to go outside and dig with his trucks. He can stay out for over an hour in the freezing cold.
I discovered a super fun indoor activity for little boys. All you need is this:
And one of these:
He spent hours digging the cotton stuffing and it was super easy to clean up. (I would have taken a picture, but I have misplaced my camera again! I guess it's time to clean again).