Wednesday, September 5

on her own two feet.

getting some playtime alone - for once in her life!

poppy is over nine months now. she's been outside as long as she was inside and it has gone by fast. 
yesterday i pulled out some of ellie's 12 & 18 month clothes. they're slightly big, but they fit poppy. sniff, sniff - no! too big.

 no hands!

she has been standing for longer and longer periods of time.
she can go from sitting to standing in a snap and she has even taken a few steps, no more than three or four. she is good at crawling so she'll just give up and crawl instead.
she's so eager to get moving. she doesn't hold still for a minute. she just has somewhere to be.
if you hold her hand and let her walk with you, you'll be her best friend. 
she also loves to hold onto knees and walk along with the big people.


other things she's up to lately:

says "doh! doh! doh! goh! goh!" all the time. she sounds like she's always up for a conversation. her voice is a little low and scratchy. she always jabbers and loves, loves to say "dada!" and even "dadeee!"

eats everything. she is so interested in food (obviously, judging by her little butterball body). she especially loves sweet potato fries, noodles, avocado and cookies. oh, and every day she gets into the plant and taste-tests the dirt.

(don't get me wrong, though, she's not just chubby. she has some serious muscle under there! she's very, very strong. she basically does squats all day with her sitting-to-standing. i've seen her tackle ellie and she can climb like nobody's business. i often think "this girl is a survivor!")

crawls away from her diaper change after i've cleaned her bum and before her new diaper is on. every. time. laughs and laughs and laughs as i chase her. buns on the run!

has three little hillbilly teethies. still makes the "granny-without-her-teeth-in" mouth all the time. she's growing in her two top teeth and having a hard time sleeping.

squeals and growls at the most perfect moments; squeals when she is having fun, growls mainly when you aren't feeding her fast enough. 

she dances like crazy. she sticks her booty out and bounces if she hears any music.

she snuggles the best. and when she's falling asleep, she likes to pull her ear and suck her thumb (which at first made me think she had an ear infection, but i'm pretty sure it's just her tired signal). she's still a rotten little hair-puller, too. ouch! she thinks it is soooo funny.

 love those brown eyes!

poppy still has the best smiles. she brightens up a room. she gets the giggles all the time and makes everyone laugh. i love watching her grow and can't wait to see what she does next. 

sweet pea, we love you.


Ann Taylor said...

wow! go poppy go!! (though I understand wanting her to slow down a little!! I hate that we're missing it!!)hahaha, Jonathan dances to everything too- he even has a just because I'm happy dance-next time we all get together it'll have to be a dance party :D

Saimi said...

Awe, I want to be her new best friend! I would love to walk around with her holding hands!!

What a BIG girl!

O'Connor Famiglia said...

Poppy has such big, dark eyes- you can tell she and Ellie are sisters, but Ellie seems so fair and poppy seems so dark- even though there is a lot of resemblance between the two. The are both so sweet!

Just SO said...

She is so beautiful! Happy 9 months!

Ash said...

Ack! Please tell them to stop growing! How is she already 9 months old??

Seriously though, I'm pretty sure she's the cutest 9 month old around.

Erynn said...

she sounds a lot like addie in the sense being super strong and "always having somewhere to be". the only problem is that addie isn't walking yet but is super close to crawling. can't wait until they can wrestle and run around with each other. she sounds like so much fun and such a love. give her lots of hugs and kisses from us! love and miss you all! xoxo