This is Sydney. She is 11 months old. This is what she looks like after a nap. Sweaty bed head. And she makes the funniest faces.
She is still my little Muppet. Both of the ladies we visit teach have little dogs and she LOVES them. The other day the Westminster Dog Show was on TV and she sat and watched it and talked and clapped. Sorry Syd, not going to happen. Her current favorite song is even "how much is that doggy in the window?" Ahhh, NO dogs. Again, sorry Syd.
She looks so sweet and innocent but over the past week she has turned into a holy terror! Well, by her standards anyway. She started crawling at 6 months and has never had much interest in the book shelf. Now all of a sudden she likes to tear all the books and picture albums and decorations off. Really, in just one week she has done a total 180. But that means her brain is growing and developing...right? So I took everything off the book shelf and put her toys and books on it. When she saw what I did she squealed in delight..and proceeded to pull everything off the shelf. Just like I wanted her too:)
We had to put a baby gate up to block the kitchen because also in the last week she figured out she could open the cupboards and take everything out and she dropped some nesting bowls on her foot and it was all sad and bruised:(
She loves books. She likes to go into her room by herself and look at books, it amazes me how long she will sit and just look at all of the different ones! Good thing she likes books because probably the only talent she will get from me is reading really fast.
She is starting to eat a lot and she is finally getting heavy to carry around, I think she has been having a growth spurt because I swear that outfits that fit her a week ago don't fit anymore. She takes little bites of everything with her 4 little teeth.
Here she is in her new car seat, I love it, it is a Britax Roundabout. It is perfect for rear facing (it is super tall so she will be able to stay rear facing for quite a while) and reclines a lot so she can sleep and be really comfy, and I think she will be able to use it until she is ready for a booster seat, I would highly recommend it. She says "hi" to everyone and waves. At the grocery store it is a big crowd pleaser:) When I come around to get her out of her car seat she gets so excited to see me and says "hi hi hi hi!" haha, the best is that we sit in the front at church and she likes to stand facing backward on the bench and say "hi" (loudly) to all the people who are coming in late. They all love her. It is fun being in a ward where there are not a ton of babies her age, everyone really enjoys her and wants to hold her.
She loves to be outside and always comes home from the park super dirty from crawling everywhere. She is starting to get really stubborn and assertive and I can hardly change her diaper anymore, she rolls right over, I have to use my handy dandy wrestling moves to keep her on the mat! Only one more month till she is a whole year old!