Lily turned 9 months yesterday and it is hard to imagine what my life was like before she entered it. We do most everything together and she is definitely a fun sidekick at any event. This weekend we went to the St. Louis Pride Festival in Tower Grove Park. On Saturday there was a pet parade (which we missed) and tons of animals walking around with their owners. Lily was super-excited to see everyone and their pets. She waved and clapped at as many people as she could.
This is her newest game; she stares at her target person(people) until they notice her, once they see her she smiles her most charming smile (dimples and all) and of course they can't resist smiling back. Then she waves her two-handed backwards wave with all her little might and once they are completely head-over-heels about her and gushing, she claps her little hands and looks for another target. It seems like she has a little contest with herself to see how many people she can make happy every day.
She is quite verbal now, she says mama, dada, daddy, baba, makes kissing noises and all sorts of other unidentifiable sounds. She currently most enjoys practicing screaming these noises in enclosed places or telling everyone she meets about her "da-da-da-da-da..." Eric is famous all over St. Louis city and county by now!
Lily has begun crawling, she is still a little shaky with it but gets around well. He r mobility has increased her independence and she is starting to want to do everything by herself. It's amazing to see how much she learns every day and how much she loves doing even the smallest things.
Her favorite toys at the moment are her walk around exersaucer, her dora the explorer rubber ball, a non functional remote that Eric gave her, and a musical toy we received from Eric's uncle Glenn and family.
Hope you are enjoying your summer! I'll post some pics as soon as we upload them.