Happy 7 month birthday, my sweet Anna Kate! Where has the last month gone?!? I feel like just yesterday I was doing your 6-month update. You need to stop growing up so fast! You are growing up into such a sweet little girl, though, and you bring your daddy and mommy more and more joy every day. Here is your news this month:
~The biggest news of the month is that we have started solid foods and you are quite the fan! In order, you have tried bananas, sweet peas, brown rice, applesauce, sweet potatoes, and yellow summer squash - and you love them all! Well, sometimes we have to mix some bananas in with the peas. You started off just having one solid meal in the mornings, but you started to get annoyed with sitting at the dinner table with Mommy and Daddy and not eating, so now you get to eat dinner too! I am having so much fun making you different fruits, grains and veggies, and you are having lots of fun trying them! I've been thinking about letting you try some finger foods, but you still don't have any teeth...
~One of your new tricks this month is that you have finally figured out how to open up your hand and "give 5". You get so excited about it too!
~When someone waves to you and says "hi" you say "hi" back (well, it's really more like "iiiiiii") and you hold your hand up. Your hand is kind of upside-down, but it's still pretty cute!
~You have gotten really good at your "army crawl" that you started doing last month. You aren't up on your hands and knees yet, but you sure move fast! And you are starting to use your legs a little bit more to propel you (not just pulling yourself with your arms).
~You really like any kind of peek-a-boo/surprise game. You get so tickled and will laugh hysterically for extended periods of time...it's hilarious!
~You have started to become really snuggly and sometimes almost shy when people come up and talk to you. When someone starts to talk to you (or even about you), you smile and bury your head in Mommy's shoulder.
~One of your favorite things to do is pull Daddy's glasses off of his face. He often takes them off before coming anywhere near you!
~You still love to go to the park and swing and watch the fountain. We've also made friends there with another mommy and baby girl just your age and you sure like swinging with her!
~I hesitate to say this, but one of your favorite toys is your mirror, and one of your favorite things to do is watch the videos I take of you...hmmm...
~You love to skype with all of your grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins who live far away. You always start smiling and talking whenever the video starts!
~Your favorite lullaby is the hymn "Jesus Paid it All". I have been singing it to you ever since you were a tiny baby, but now you have really grown attached to it. It always calms you down whenever you are fussy. I love rocking you and singing it to you before you go to sleep at night.
Anna Kate, you are our precious treasure and we love you more than words can say! You are such a blessing from the Lord and we pray that one day you will come to know him too. Happy 7 months!
And here are your pictures!