this week, penny has learned to pull herself up to standing! it's very exciting, and she is really proud of herself. she has started to figure out cruising, and i'm doing the mean mom thing of putting something she really wants just out of her reach to encourage her. it worked for rolling over and crawling, so why not this too?
also, she is feeding herself with a spoon! i help her go "dip, dip, dip" in the bowl, and she expertly maneuvers it into her mouth. she was stuck on putting the wrong end in her mouth for a couple of days until i pulled this trick - totally ignoring when she chomped on the wrong end, and cheering and clapping like a maniac when she got the right end. it IS a bit like training a pet, but whatever! it worked! here's a collage:
|i was trying to take photos, hold the bowl |
and help her eat, all at the same time.
please forgive the blurriness.
i am totally in love with all of her fall clothes, and i try to dress her in them until alex helpfully points out that it's in the high 80s outside. we had the air conditioner on two days of last week. seriously, people, it's late september already. i was not wearing tank tops as back to school clothes when i was a kid.
|finally! a photo of her teeth!|
|so, you grownups call this "chicken"?|
|i LIKE this chicken!|
|this has been a rough day for me. do not judge.|
after the jump, a bonus photo for fans of penny's ridiculous expressions