We have been amazed out how quickly Harper’s mobility has increased. From standing erect on her 8th Mirthday to climbing and “cruising” upright in her upstairs gym, she’s been fearless in her summit endeavors. There have certainly been some big falls and load bonks but nothing that has remained in her little memory as a dissuading factor in her ambition.
Harper Sue found the “dog” door last week and it has been her primary crawl-to destination since. If the nursery door is open she will make a b-line out, through the entrance landing, past the bathroom, through the kitchen, down the step (more and more gracefully each time) into the back mud room and to the “dog” door. So far, Ira has managed to avoid running her down on his way in but this scenario is inevitable.
I’ve been spending a lot of time erecting block structures. Harper Sue has been spending a lot of time practicing her demolition techniques.
Here’s one of my best works (and the thing in the foreground’s not bad either).
On this afternoon Harper was most proud of her ability to throw the blocks off the table and climb over it to retrieve them again.
From our post-grocery trip this afternoon.
Harper was staring at me intently this afternoon as I munched away on an apple. Finally her wanting glances where too much and I passed her the half eaten fruit. She LOVED gnawing away on it with her one little baby tooth, holding it with both hands, retrieving it when it dropped on the floor, and sucking the yummy apple juice straight from the source. She was completely focused on apple consumption for at least 10 minutes. Amazing little monkey!
Finally captured her pterodactyl call- that’s how I know she’s mine
Bath time remains one of the highlights of my day. Harper is standing up in her tub, splashing, and determined to get the water spout into a headlock.
Harper ate her first Cheerio this weekend.
It’s amazing how intuitive chewing is for her. She’s surprisingly capable of turning a cheerio to mush with just half a tooth and gums.
I’d forgotten how much I like a little cheerio snack myself (of course not as much as Lucky Charms). Nice to have the big yellow box around again.
learning to stand (continued)
I posted this on facebook last Friday so for those of you who follow both, all apologies.