Saturday, October 29, 2011

Eight Months with Edith

Edith turned 8 months old on Thursday. I have to get this post done before I forget everything. I'm old, okay?

This was a big month for Edith. She learned how to wave 'hi', but doesn't yet know that the motion also works for 'bye'. When I try to get her to wave goodbye she looks at me like I'm silly. I also taught Edith how to give five. You can tell she thinks she's pretty cool when she does it. But it's true, she is. See?

Books are still a big hit around here. One of Edith's favorites is "Moo, Baa, La La La" by Sandra Boynton. She does the cutest little 'moo' and a sweet little 'baa' when prompted. I admit that they sound sort of the same when Edith does them, kind of more like a cowsheep and a cowsheep, but still. 

Edith is getting ready to pop a tooth any day now. You can see it through her gums, but it hasn't quite broken the surface. So, I guess this should really be something I include in next month's post. What's weird about it is that she's getting her bottom right center tooth first. All of our other kids got the left one first. She's such an original.

Crawling is in Edith's near future, I'm thinking. She got up on all fours the other day and rocked a little bit. It made her so happy. Her legs were still a little too far back to maintain the pose for long, but she'll figure it out soon. I'm not sure I'm ready to say goodbye to stationary play, but Edith has been dying to get moving so I know she'll be glad when she can.

Edith still loves to be outside. She thought the pumpkins were pretty weird. And lame. But that's because they weren't carved yet. Just you wait, Edith!

It was awfully nippy out. Not that you can tell by her nose, or anything.

When I took Edith back inside to warm up, she displayed another one of her new tricks for the camera. I'm so glad she decided to demonstrate because it's awesome.

I've tried to duplicate it, but it's really hard to do with teeth.

Edith is still the most popular one in the family. Not that I'm jealous or anything. The boys love having a little sister to dote on, and it seems that Edith really loves when they do the doting.

I love it when Big does this to Edith-- he means to make a horn sound like "Arooo-ga", but always says "Gorilla" instead.

Edith's personality is really coming out now. We love it.

Seriously, she is such a hoot. I mean, look at her with Bud.

This is serious business, Edith. I'm trying to take a photo. 

Ha! Just kidding. 

You are such a wonderful and laid back baby, Edith. Keep it up. We love you!


janeannechovy said...

So cute! Love to see her little lopsided smile, and of course all those cute outfits! I especially loved that striped sweater.

dmaggiemay said...

Pretty darling baby!

patti's place said...

She's a cutie! Think we'll keep her!

carmar76 said...

FABULOUS!!! : ) her fishy face is the cutest! and the excitement she has for her brothers. so adorable. :)

jww said...

Oh, I love it! Such cute kids. She does have great expressions!! (I know what you mean--ya gotta write it down before you forget. Same here.)