Happy birthday to our little Story Ann! You know, a few weeks ago. She has grown up so much lately and seems so much more involved in things. She is tipping the scales at a whopping 17.75 lbs, placing her in the 10th percentile! That's big! It's all in her chubby little thighs. Her two words are "wow!" and "uh-oh" She loves to eat all the food we eat and good thing too because I was so done with baby food. I would tell you her favorites, but to this point she pretty much just pounds whatever we set before her. Although, she does have a great love for rocks, wood chips, sticks, pieces of broken asphalt, grass...I'm constantly pulling them out her mouth.
Recent accomplishments: learning to crawl up the stairs, learning to clap (she does it all the time with a huge smile on her face. Love it.), and just today she took her first steps!! She can balance forever while eating or playing with a toy and can stand up easily from a sitting position all by herself. We'll see how long it takes her to really get going, but it was so fun to see her do those first steps! And lucky for you, we got it on film (if that is the correct term considering it isn't film at all...) so you can enjoy it too!
Other fun tidbits: Currently one of her favorite hobbies is scooting all around the house pushing a little wooden train. Seriously, she did nothing but this for a full 45 minutes the other day. Her hair is strawberry blonde and looks very red in certain lights. I think it might stay red because she seems to have the matching personality! She is full of energy and excitement and opinions. She has become very vocal about voicing those opinions...loudly and with much drama. It's actually pretty funny. She also enjoys wrestling with Pepper. Mostly. I'm always surprised that she is laughing and not crying. She just loves her big sister! Pepper enjoys playing with her more and more and it's really helpful for me. Pepper likes to have Story follow her around or chase her, to crawl with her, give her toys, tell her what to do and what not to do, and tell her interesting things about life. It's fun to watch them interact more.