Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Such a big girl!!

Chloe is growing and developing so much these days! We have so much fun just watching her move around and explore! She is becoming a great crawler and is discovering how to open drawers....time to start child-proofing! Within the last few days, Chloe has started pulling herself up to a standing position. She will climb up whatever she can: the fireplace hearth (her favorite place to stand), the couch, her toys, me, and below--her crib....
We used to find Chloe sitting up in her crib when she was supposed to be sleeping, but now she is almost always standing up in there. So now we are back to having to rock her to sleep and then putting her in her crib; otherwise, she just stands there so proud of herself! We are hoping that this new phase will soon pass and Chloe will become a good sleeper again.
Chloe has started feeding herself! Another great accomplishment! She loves puffs and would eat them all day long if I let her! She still does not have any teeth and it is so cute to watch her gum these up. She looks like a little old man when she chews! It has made meal times so much easier now that Chloe can eat with us and feed herself! Much happier!!
Chloe might be ambidextrous...
right hand
left hand
Chloe also tries to helpful around the house:
unloading the dishwasher
doing laundry

Overall, Chloe is a very happy 7 1/2 month old!!!!

9 comments:

Andrea said...

Wow! Such big accomplishments! Chloe is so adorable standing up in her bed, there is no way you could get mad at her for that!

Lexi said...

She is so adorable! You guys must be doing something right because she is always so happy:) It's so funny to see all the stages they go through it wasn't that long ago that Lexi started doing those things and still LOVES the dishwasher and helping me unload it (or she just gets in it:)!!!!) But I too love the pics of her in her crib. From my experience Lexi lays down when she's tired enough. Just last night I heard her in the monitor singing long after I'd put her in there to go to sleep! They're just too much fun! Miss you guys.

Paige said...

Nice... she is getting to that fun stage. I love seeing her smiling face.

Paige

Jennifer Herring said...

Too cute! She is so happy all the time - it's great! And watching these big accomplishments is so much fun!
:-)

Molly said...

Do you just kiss those cheeks all day long? I mean... those are kissable cheeks. What a sweetheart. It's so fun to watch her grow and develop into a little person!
Amy

Kristen Ewers said...

Way to train her early! I think by 12 months she'll be ready to clean the toilets. Send her over to aunt Kristen's house anytime! We had fun playing with Chloe the other day, I can't beleive how fast of a crawler she is now! Crazy! And super cute. We love her...

Anonymous said...

I love Chloe but she's trouble. She better not teach Ella any of her new tricks. :) It's a good thing God makes children so darn cute. It's hard to be frustrated with them.

Jen

Jen Graham said...

I remember those times... I hope tonight was easier for you!

Jen Graham said...

If you clicked on the name Katie, it would answer your question. :) It was you.

Yes, we have our episode on DVD. :)