Things have been pretty stressful for us here lately, but luckily we have our little Abbie Rose to cheer us up. This little girl brings such an unbelievable amount of joy into our lives, and it’s hard to think that anything is really that bad when we look at her. We ask each other all the time how we got so lucky to have a baby like she is.
She’s been getting in to EVERYTHING lately. Her favorites are electrical cords and anything she can dig out of the pantry. Yesterday I went to pick her up since she was getting into something she shouldn’t have been in, and the little turd took off crawling as fast as her little legs would carry her, laughing the entire way. And she’s done it a few times since. It’s pretty cute when she does that.
The other day Mark and I were getting ready in our bathroom, and had her sitting in there with us. She decided she’d have enough of the bathroom floor and took off. I followed her as she crawled through our room, opened our bedroom door (it was cracked open and she put her fingers underneath it and pulled it all the way open), crawled all the way down the hall and stopped at the top of the stairs. From the bathroom to the top of the stairs was about 10 seconds. Pretty scary and a good wake up call for us.
(Here’s a picture of her little plumbers butt!)
She has no problem pulling up to a standing position on things by herself now. Her problem is sitting back down. She often stands somewhere and just screams because she doesn’t know how to sit back down. It’s pretty funny.
She still is completely fascinated by her books. I’m so worried that if we do end up moving overseas, they’ll lose all our junk in the process – mainly her books. (I’ve heard of that happening on more than one occasion…) We might just ship them to our APO address ourselves, if we get one, if we move… She doesn’t mind if they’re upside down even, she just likes looking at them.
I was in the kitchen today cleaning up, and I turned around and she was trying to stand up by herself in the middle of the floor. She had her hands and feet on the floor, with her little butt in the air and knees off the ground. She’d get one hand off the floor, but couldn’t get both. She’s going to be walking soon….
She is completely fascinated by Sadie’s feet and tail. She loves them and tries to suck on them any chance she gets. (Gross!) Luckily Sadie does amazingly well with Abbie, and doesn’t seem to mind. Ollie, on the other hand, is a different story and he still avoids her like the plague, but at least she has her BFF Sadie Roo.