Baby Claire is already 10 months old! Less than two months until she is one. And wow, is she moving and learning so fast nowadays.
I had to leave on a business trip on the day she turned 10 months, but thankfully I had a late-morning flight so I was able to spend the morning with her.
As you can see by the picture above (which David kindly sent to me while I was out in LA — so I got to show her off to my colleagues!!!), Claire LOVES her baths.
This past month we also decided that she also loves the pool! We put her in our pool for the first time, and she loved splashing around and kicking her legs.
Speaking of kicking her legs, she also started riding in the grocery cart seat. And she (usually) really enjoys it — kicking her legs real fast and looking around as we stroll down the aisles.
Her legs are getting really strong — she’s able to stand up for a good amount of time now…
…and she’s even started to couch surf! Watch out world.
We’re frequently greeted with her happy, smiling face as she stands up in her crib when we go in her room to get her up in the mornings.
Other things she enjoys doing these days include crawling over to her box of books and pulling all of them out and “reading” them…
…Playing with Charlie, including chasing him around the house, petting him and laughing at him…
Crawling into my office and pulling the picture of me and my grandfather off of my book shelf, and getting the phone and playing with it — pushing buttons and playing with the cord…
She went to her first kickball game a couple of weeks ago. David is in a social kickball league so we got to enjoy the game (they lost but the weather was nice).
Claire got to meet some other babies and kids of David’s coworkers, and play in the grass on her blanket. But that’s when she discovered … mom’s purse!
The biggest thing from the past month, though, is that we celebrated our first Mother’s Day together! She “made” this for me at “school” the week of Mother’s Day, and I LOVED getting it. Her first “art” project!
And we enjoyed church, dinner and spending time with David’s family.
Now, let the planning for Claire’s first birthday party begin!