Ten Months

Our little Strawberry has already reached the ten month mark.  She loves to give hugs but also lets it be known when she doesn't want one from her brothers by protesting loudly.  She doesn't have teeth yet, but is enjoying a variety of "big people" food like oatmeal, bananas, cheese, bread, soups and casseroles.  Her first word is her brother's name - "Aaaashjou, aaaashjou," she calls him when she sees him.  Her second word is Daddy. :)  She enjoys imitating different sounds, and when she hears the word "bath" she grabs the front of her shirt and pulls, trying to get it off so she can take a bath!  She waves "hi" and claps.  She doesn't crawl, rather, she prefers to scoot around on her bum.
 Goofin' around with her brothers.
Watching the birds...hooray, spring has finally arrived!


"AHHH, THERE'S BLOOD!"  C-note came running into the house, wailing loudly, and indeed gushing blood.  He had fallen against the side of our house out front, which is finished with decorative stucco.  And, just for the uninformed, decorative stucco = sharp, stoney protrusions all over the wall.  I wonder how much worse it would have been had he not been wearing a winter hat!
Thankfully it was March break so both of us were home at the time.  Three stitches later it was all over.  The nurses were very nice and held his hands while the doctor sewed him up.  I don't think they were very busy at the time. ;)
Now it's just a wee scar, and he's got bragging rights as the first kid in the family with one.