Monday, July 27, 2009

10 months old!

I have really got to get better about updating this blog! Let's see...I can't even remember where I left off.

AnnaJo is 10 months old today! I can't believe she is only 2 months away from the one year mark! It has absolutely flown by! She is such a funny little girl. She is always happy, well, usually happy (see below!). She finally has a tooth that I noticed on July 18 (bottom right) and she took her first steps on July 21 at Nana's house. That being said, i have not witnessed it myself, by Mom swears that it happened.
She is still an excellent eater! Can you imagine a Hammond-Hill being any different? :-) She loves to feed herself from the high chair. she's a finger food kind of girl though. I haven't been brave enough to give her control of the spoon. I'm sure that's next. I think she wanted it tonight. Cliff and I were eating dinner about an hour after she ate. She wanted some too and I wasn't operating fast enough. She leaned forward and bit my big toe! I was too startled to be mad. I told her that it's not nice to bite Mama and gave her a mean look. She ended up getting her potato soup!

She is still just saying "da-da-da" and she added something else too, but I"m not sure what it is. I do know that it is NOT ma-ma. I need to be reading to her more - i'm sure she'd be saying a bit more if I'd get on the ball and read every night. It seems like there isn't enough time in the day though! I can't imagine having another one right now!

Pet update: Jersey is living in New Orleans now with Megan and AJ. They are loving her and spoiling her rotten. Monet has gone to live with another family in town too. I'm sure he is being loved as well. So we are down to a 2 pet family and things are a little easier to deal with. We're still willing to part with Mocha, but only to a super loving home. I'm not as concerned about him because he doesn't let AJ too close to him.

Here are some of the latest pics to enjoy...
AnnaJo's first trip to the river over July 4th! Down past Uncle Homer's property in West Plains.
AnnaJo with Aylia and Rogun!
Little Miss Chef!
Did I say that she was happy ALL the time?
AnnaJo with her buddy Monet! (sob, sob)

1 comment:

Bill, Lauren, Will and Caroline said...

Can't believe how big she is. Doesn't the time fly? She is precious. Would love to see you both sometime!