I can't believe it's been over a month since I last blogged. To say that the past month has been busy, or even a blur, is a complete understatement. Between my Grandfather passing away, two trips out of town, and a ton of other things going on, blogging has been the last thing on my mind. It wasn't until this weekend, while out of town, that we watched Katie clap for the first time, did I realize I really need to get back into the swing of things.
It's amazing to me how much she has changed over the past month. Just to give a few highlights...
*She turned 10 months old on September 12th!
*She attended her first birthday party for a new friend, Camryn, who will actually be in her Toddler class next year.
*She has started standing, and as each day goes by, is getting more and more daring with letting go of whatever she is holding onto.
*She cruises along the furniture, or the wall at daycare.
*She started wearing shoes (yay -shoe shopping!!!)
*She started clapping this past weekend, which is adorable.
*She has become SO affectionate to her stuffed animals, and is even showing affection to random objects, such as a water bottle, remote control, blocks, and even her own hand. Whatever it is she is holding, she brings it up to her ear and makes a "hmmmm" noise and softly smiles. SO.FREAKING.CUTE.
*She has become obsessed with Elmo, and even received her first Elmo doll/toy from her Aunt A yesterday!
*She mimicks so many different sounds that people make - not necessarily right away, but at some point a day or two later, will imitate a noise she heard you make.
*She took her 2nd airplane trip to PA to visit family (this past weekend) and did great on the airplane this go-round.
*She is moving more in the direction of eating real food, as opposed to pureed baby food.
There are probably so many more things that she has done, but these are the ones I can think of right away.
Pictures to come later this week!