was 2 days late, but I'll squeeze it into the 8 month email. Yesterday,
Dylan climbed up all of the stairs at her Poppy's house. Both flights.
Then she did it 5 more times. She was very excited and had a huge
grin on her face the whole time. Now we need to teach her to go down.
She seems to think that she can just stand up and turn around. As
you can imagine, that doesn't quite work.
is still as musical as ever. She sings along to lots of songs on the
radio, still preferring classic rock to everything else. This weekend
she sang along with Bob Seger, Lynard Skynard and the Beatles.
best trick these days is imitating funny faces. The hands-down favorite
is her nose squinching. Impossible to describe in words, we've been
attempting to capture it on camera. No luck yet, but we'll keep you
is a big ham, entertaining everyone, everywhere we go. She was an
especially big hit at the Toledo Mud Hens game this weekend. It's
one of her favorite places to go, probably because of all the people,
the classic rock music and the Muddy the Mud Hen.
is very vocal, and can say hi and Da Da for sure. She says hi to lots
of people wherever we go, always accompanying it by a big wave of
her arm. We think she also says MaMa, and we could have sworn she
said Dog the other day while looking at Friday.
still not walking, but is standing everywhere. She likes to stand
on the coffee table and play with the coasters. And, the laundry basket
that holds her toys is of course much more interesting than any of
the toys that are in it! She has stood by herself for a couple of
seconds here and there, but it's mostly been by accident.
rocker chair in the kitchen is pretty much off limits now. She has
figured out how to stand up in it, and last week toppled the whole
thing over onto herself.
is very stubborn and demanding. When she wants something she will
scream, grunt and make bizarre noises, all the while banging her hand
on the table. As soon as she gets what she wants, she's all smiles
She is still going to sleep by herself very well. We are now working
on getting her to sleep through the night. It's tough, but we seem
to be making some progress. She still loves her bedtime routine, and
is starting to wave night night to everything in her room.
still wears 12 month clothing. She is still 16 pounds, 12 ounces,
but she grew 1/2 inch, and is now 27.25 inches tall.