chloe girl, you’re going to be a year old in a week, so i figure i’d better document your 11th month quick!
at 11 months, you are saying ‘uh-oh’ in context, mostly when you throw food on the floor for miller. i think the two of you have a little deal going on. he is a huge fan, and totally knows what ‘all done’ means. if he’s not already camped out under your highchair, he’ll come running when he hears me say it. you really like kiwi, cheese, apples, tortillas, and ham, and you babble constantly as you eat.
at christmastime, you really loved the tree (i mean, who doesn’t), and as i would carry you down the stairs, you would point and say ‘ta’. and on the subject of stairs, you love them. mainly love to go up and i have been trying to teach you to come down on your belly, feet first. still working on that one. you also love animals and carry them around. you know what an elephant and monkey say if we ask you…most of the time.
around the middle of december you started to test out standing on your own, cruising around with one hand, and by the beginning of january, you were taking a few steps. at first, by accident, and then we could see you start to figure it out.
my prediction is that you are going to be super social (wonder where you would’ve gotten that??) and athletic. you are much less content to sit up in your crib and play. beckett would sit up there after his nap for up to an hour babbling and playing, but you are ready to get back to the party. you seem to be quite coordinated and have a little ornery streak, just like beckett. you love to crawl on top of our little art table in the basement, using a stool to help you get up. you’ve even screeched a bit to get our attention as you do it. once you make it up, you’re so proud of yourself and just laugh. honestly, we can’t help but laugh too. memaw has said i’m getting paid back – apparently i was a little climber too. dang it.