|Well, isn't that just the goofiest girl you've ever seen.|
You may remember in a past post where I coined the term Minor Act of Destruction (M.A.D.). It's become much more commonplace. I'm beginning to understand the parental feeling that our house will never be clean again. Alice is curious, active, and generally happy. I guess I can't complain about that.
Alice is getting stronger and stronger. She stands (holding onto things) for longer periods of time. She also has been using her tiptoes a lot to reach a little further.
Alice is communicating much more. Her imitation of our sounds is sounding more and more accurate. Though we've been trying to teach her some basic sign language, she hasn't been using it. She understands when we do the signs, though.
Here are videos, my favorites are starred:
***https://youtu.be/IseHKEr-guw This one shows her talking (family, I already sent this to you)
***http://youtu.be/cw4yEd31GsY This one shows her laughing
Here are photos:
|Those magazines can get slippery!|
|At a particularly expression-ful dinner|
|Hmm . . . what's in here? Surely there's something that I can spread all over the room.|
|She is getting quite efficient at crawling on all fours (rather than army crawling)|
|After Alice "plays" in her room . . . books off the shelf, [clean] diapers all over, etc., etc.|
|Conveniently placed box . . . she loves the nerf guns and arrows.|
|Daddy is proud of the things Alice shows interest in.|
|Sometimes she does sleep, fortunately.|
|I liked her outfit and wanted a photo. She would not hold still, |
so Ryan would hold her and then dash away so I could get the photo.
|It didn't work very well.|
|She paused only to look at Daddy.|
|Yesterday we went to Kirtland, OH, for the day. We went to church there, and Kendra had meetings for public affairs.|
|Ryan hung out in the visitor's center with Alice. He even got her to sleep.|
|Today we watched Lincoln. They were cute together, though we found Alice to be quite a bit more aggressive than he was. He is very kind and gentle. Alice is kind and forceful. He was having a rough day, hence the tears.|
|Let's read this one!|
|Our ceiling was falling down, so we've had people over regularly to patch it up. What a process!|