...the new baby doll grammashu and great mamaw got her for her upcoming birthday. (I mean, she really, really loves baby. She smiles when she sees her, rocks her, puts her in her stroller, talks to her, and tries to eat her face.)
...waving to Kanga (pictured below) in her toy bin when she wakes up from naps.
...to walk pushing her new push toy (thanks Amy!)
...her "new" squeaker shoes (thanks cousin Avery!)
..unloading things (pictured here in grammashu's tupperware cabinet). Other favorite unloading spots include toy bins, drawers full of neatly folded clothes if left accidentally open, dirty clothes hampers, and dishwashers.
...crawling on hands and knees now instead of scooting, or on hands and feet if the terrain is rough.
She also loves...
...eating food off of a fork and handing it back to us to help her load the next bite.
...pulling up on everything in site, almost just as if to prove that she can pull up on it.
...strangers; for the most part she now smiles and waves.
...waving hi and bye with just a hand and not her whole arm. She especially loves to wave at stuffed animals and dogs and cats.
...throwing her head back, taking in a deep breath, and looking up when you say "up", and looking down but keeping eye contact with you when you say "down". She also looks up when you say "where are the lights?"
...sniffing woobis (these are blankets for those of you new to the term). She sniffs her own, her mama's, her baby doll's, and basically any other blanket/towel/article of clothing in the house. If it's cotton or knit, when she picks it up, she sniffs it. I can't imagine who taught her to do this.
...turning pages in books...fast.
...blueberries and zucchini.
...to babble. All the time. And often very, very loudly.
...saying "dada"! (Mama, dada, necklace and amen. Four funny words.)