I'm also happy she learned the pony trick of self feeding from a pouch. Definitely a skill that comes in handy when trying to help two small (hungry) kids at the same time!
It's official we have a walker!
She started taking baby steps in the middle of the month, building confidence lifting her feet. She still doesn't walk very far, might have six or seven consecutive steps total at this point, but she tries more and more and I know that she'll probably be walking more than crawling in a month or so. She's also getting really sturdy standing up with little to balance. She no longer needs to pull up, just hold something - my leg, the dog, a toy- and just stands ups.
She's clapping, and clapping when asked to clap. The cutest is when she's in the high chair she'll raise her arms and open and close her fists like twinkle twinkle, so Ashlynn and I will sing to her and she gets the biggest smile and then claps when we are done.
She's stacks her green toys stacker blocks and is OBSESSED with Penny. I'm almost positive she's trying to say "doggie", sounds more like "dahg gahh" high pitched baby babble, but she always says it around her so that might be her first word aside from mama and dada.
She's our little opinionated one. If she's not happy, it will be known and she will scowl and yell and even tantrum like her older sister. No joke, this kid will throw herself backwards in frustration and has literally laid on the floor face down kicking her feet. I'm pretty sure her temper flares when she's in teething pain, but she's also opinionated about food, having dog toys taken away from her, or being told "no". On the other hand, she's a total sweet heart. She'll still give me the best open mouth face kisses when asked, and gives the best hugs around the neck I could ever imagine. I can't wait to see her personality continue to shine through and see her develop as her own little person.