Friday, January 1, 2016

10 Months Old!

Flora is ten months old!
Flora thoroughly enjoyed the month of December.  She tried kinds of foods at family gatherings, became pretty good at opening presents, and loved being the center of attention.  Despite never ending teething and a very runny nose, she still managed to be quite happy most of the time.  I love her cheesy little smile and I especially appreciate that she is in a good mood more often than not.
She is getting very good at mimicking sounds and we have taught her a few words this month.  One that has seemed to stick is "thank you."  We have even gotten her to say Per-Per a few times which is one of the nicknames we have for Pearl.  Hopefully she will be able to get something down for Axel soon.
Flora isn't yet walking all over the house on her own, but has begun to take steps without being prompted by us and walks all over the place while holding hands.  She will even walk hand-in-hand with Pearl.  I can't wait for her to get this walking thing down because I'm kind of over her having dirty hands and knees.  I also think maybe she will try to eat less things off of the floor if she isn't crawling.  I don't think she will choose it as her primary mode of transport though until she can walk faster than she can crawl.  She seems to be always rushing around after her siblings.  She puts her head down to power-crawl like she is really on a mission to get to them.  It's pretty cute.
The kids got a little play tent for Christmas and they have all been enjoying playing together in it.  Pearl and Axel like to pretend that Flora is a little baby dragon coming to destroy their castle.  She doesn't seem to mind playing the dragon and laughs as she breaks the little fabric door down.  It makes me happy to see them include her in their play time even if she is generally the villain.  I'm sure as she gets older, she won't always want to be the one they are running away from.

1 comment:

  1. She is so cute! I love that she motors after her older siblings. They're good motivation!


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