Saturday, April 24, 2010

Nine Month Old

My beautiful baby girl is already nine months old! She is such a joy, always smiling and giggling. She "talks" constantly, her main "words" are dada and baba. She looks at the dogs and says da :) She is such a great eater, she will eat anything we give her including broccoli, asparagus and salad. Her pediatrician says she's doing great. She is 27 1/2 inches tall and 17 pounds 9 ounces. She pulls up on everything and crawls all over the house. She can even open the baby gate if its not securely locked. She still loves to be held and cuddled, she pulls up on my legs and fusses until I pick her up. She is non-stop, she won't even slow down to let us change her diaper! We're getting good at diapering her as she's crawling away! She loves being outside and is just so curious about everything around her. We just love her so much!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Can't believe it!!

We can't believe what happened tonight. We spent all day shopping and Tori did very well but was getting sick of being in a stroller or car seat most of the day so we came home and had her crawling all over the living room to burn some energy before dinner. She's been cruising the furniture for a few weeks now and she was walking up and down the ottoman. Brian and I were sitting on the couch and she just let go of the ottoman and took about 4 steps to us!!!!!!!!!! We got the video camera out immediately and caught the rest on video. We have been saying for a while now that we thought she may start walking by the time we go to Texas to visit family next month but we had no idea it would be this quick! Now that she's not afraid to let go I'm sure it won't be long until she's running around! I still can't believe that our baby girl just took her first steps!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Adventures at the Dinner Table

Tori is learning how to feed herself. Its so much fun to watch her experiment, but it sure is a messy process! She loves to eat graham crackers and Ritz crackers because she can hold them herself and munch on them. We're also working on learning to eat from a bowl... or at least we're trying to :) Peas, small pieces of bread, and stove top are all winners as far a squishability and dinner time fun.

Miss Independent lovin her graham crackers!How do I do this? Good thing that bowl is suctioned onto the table!Squish!Wrong side of the spoon honey.... :) But very good try!!Loving every minute of it Even the dogs love dinner time, haha. As soon as Tori hits her chair the dogs are right under her.
Working on picking up bread pieces, you can see the concentration on her face.

Tori and I went out to dinner with Nana last night, we went to the Thai Kitchen and let Miss Tori try her first Thai food. She LOVED it! I fed her dinner before we went because I didn't think she would like all the spices but she slerped down noodles with the best of them and smacking the table (her way of saying "feed me") for more! I took a cute video on my phone but Im still trying to figure out how to get it onto the computer.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Puppy Love

Tori and Daisy are playing together! When we first brought Tori home our dog Daisy didn't want anything to do with her, in fact she wouldn't even be near her. The older pug Jordan has loved her from the begining but now Daisy is getting in on the action. If you listen closely you can hear Tori giggling the whole time :) She loves the dogs and LOVES that Daisy plays with her now.

Clapping and giving high-fives

Tori started clapping randomly the other day, so of course we made a big fuss and now she claps all the time :) Brian's also working in teaching her high-fives. Here's a cute video of our happy girl.