Likes: Adelie is happy and social. Her favorite activity: moving and getting into things. She LOVES her sister, and wants to be a part of whatever Staley is doing. Her play with toys remains fleeting, but she enjoys Little People, balls, books, stuffed animals, and anything Staley is playing with. Adelie's favorite toys remain things that aren't toys: phones, DVDs, paper, water bottles, socks,... She likes playing peek-a-boo and looking in the mirror. Adelie enjoys books with her favorites being those with flaps, buttons, sounds, or textures. She is a great eater, preferring finger foods to being fed. Current favorites include crackers, Puffs, fruit, toast, and yogurt melts.
Always happy to be playing with toys
Dislikes: Adelie gets fussy when she is hungry or tired. She'll make in known when she is mad about something, like having a preferred item taken away, being stuck in her carseat when she's tired, or when she's lonely or bored. Green veggies still aren't her favorite, especially when they start to get cold.
Skills: Adelie remains my highly active, mobile little girl. She is FAST--especially when she's headed toward something she shouldn't have. She crawls, pulls to stand, cruises, and climbs. She will now let go of something and stand for a few seconds before lowering to the ground. Adelie will turn pages of a book, cover her face with a blanket for peek-a-boo, bang toys together, push buttons, and activate cause/effect toys. She can finger feed and drink from a sippy cup by herself. Adelie plays 'so big' and gives high fives. She can sign 'more' and 'drink' (I think). She is maybe starting to clap, but it's a work in progress. Adelie makes lots of noises (squealing, grunting, growling, babbling), but we have declared 'dada' her first official word. It also seems like she will occasionally say 'mama', but not consistently enough to declare it a word.
Adelie is continually growing and changing, but there is one constant. She continues to fill our lives with joy!!
My 9 month old