In what, literally, feels like a blink of an eye, Emma has gone from a baby to an independent, thinking, doing, saying, acting, and yes, strong-willed, rebelling, little girl. I don't even think the description "toddler" seems appropriate any more.
Concepts we started trying to drill into her head months ago - letters, numbers, colors, etc - have all of a sudden just stuck. She knows how to make jokes. She can complete large chunks of books that we frequently read (she got her first "Madeline" book, which is a big hit) And she certainly knows how to express her will - loudly!
Some days she's an absolute perfect angel. Other days...well, quite the opposite. But each day, without fail, she gives us something new to laugh about and of which to be proud.
Kate goes to the doctors this coming week for her 9 month check-up. Yep, my baby girl is 3/4 of a year old. I'll provide an update on sweet Kate-Kate, as we call her, after that appointment.
And the following Monday...WE HEAD TO THE BEACH! Woo hoo!!!!
So stay tuned...I hope to do TWO posts in the coming week. It's always good to set goals, right???