Look at Me!!

Look at Edie! She is standing! I really did not expect her to be able to do this so soon. But here she is.....standing alone with little help from us. She can do this in short intervals and of course is not standing from sitting position yet. But she definitely stand once we get her in the right position. She is so proud! As she should be.

We are still fine tuning our crawling. Although Edie gets around great she has picked up this funny crawl in the past several weeks. Now instead of using both of her feet to push when crawling she pushes with her left only and bends her right knee holding her foot up in the air. So essentially she is just using her left foot to crawl.
She crawled last week into the kitchen and discovered Ziggy's water bowl and because she loves to splash in the bath she could not resist splashing the water all over the floor. It is the first thing Edie has really ever "gotten into" so I let her continue until she stuck her face down in the water trying to lick it up with her tongue. Still it was too cute!

I am not sure how this happened the first time but for some reason we began patting Edie's mouth when she yelled making an Indian sound - you know what I am talking about. Anyway, now Edie wants to do this all of the time. She will even take our hand and put it towards her mouth. We will pat it for a while and then we will help her to use her own hand to make the noise. I truly believe she would sit and do this for hours and hours. She loves the new cool noise she is making!

These are all of the fun things we have been working on. We were also notified that Edie will be featured in the Kids First 2009 calendar. This is a calendar that Shelby County ARC publishes each year featuring some of the children that they work with. ARC visits our home 3-4 times each month and works with Edie (and us) on many different skills. I am not sure which month she will showcasing - but I am eager to see it. These calendars are $10.00 if anyone is interested. All proceeds will benefit the Shelby County ARC and Kids first program.

We have also made it through our first sick bug, the "stomach bug". Edie is still not 100% back to her usual playful self - but she is definitely much better than she was last week. She was such a trooper through the whole ordeal. Scott and I learned a lot and we are grateful it is now behind us.

Edie also had a visit with Santa over the weekend for a photo shoot. She did pretty good a first. Looking at Santa, his eyes, his beard, his glasses. Then I guess she realized she was actually - physically sitting in his lap and began to have a major melt-down. I have never heard her cry so hard. Not when she was sick or even getting her shots. We would pick her up, she would stop, we would put her back in his lap and she would begin to cry. She did not stop crying until we left the building and made it to our car. We were able to get a few good ones where she looked relatively happy. But still I must say the ones of her crying in his lap were priceless.
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  1. Giggo and GiGi17.11.08

    We're so proud of Edie and all she is doing. We love the new pictures. We're so glad she is feeling better. I know she had a difficult week last week. Big hug and kiss from Giddo and GiGi. See you soon.

    Lots of love

    Giddo and GiGi

  2. Edie is precious! I know you are so proud of her.