Naomi is 10 months old and up to many new tricks! She's been working hard this past month on several skills that she showcases only to the lucky. Taking steps certainly tops the list. She has taken up to 9 steps in a row on her own but loves to walk with anyone or anything she can grab. She gets very irritable when you won't give her our fingers to walk with (hmmm, that reminds me of another little monkey!). She adores her squeaky shoes and it only makes her want to walk more! One evening we had to take them off because she was exhausted but wouldn't stop walking!!
She has also become very fond of "big people" food and certainly makes her opinions about baby food known. Most meal times are accompanied by lots of tongues sticking out and spitting the food out which does not meet her standards! Give her any chopped up fruit or most carbs and she's a happy girl though. Can a 10 month old survive on bananas and toast with cream cheese?! I guess we'll find out! "Noames" has also been warming up her vocal chords lately. Anytime we sing Itsty Bitsy Spider (one of her favorites) she sings along in her sweet baby babble. She also sings with me while I'm putting her to bed at night which is one of my favorite things. Who wouldn't love a soft, warm, fuzzy, little head on your shoulder cooing while you sing?!
Our sweet little Noami Boami does have her moments. She is definitely opinionated and isn't shy about sharing it! When we first told her "No", she burst into tears but now, however, when we say it, she just scrunches up her face and wrinkles her nose as if she's disgusted and then tries whatever is again. She does listen pretty well though, she just usually gives it a try or two and then moves on to something new! And just this week we've experienced the back arching and whining! Wow, she's got some strength! But as I tell her (and Eli), "you're not gonna win, so just let me know when you're done!"
Sometimes I still can't believe she is ten months old, or that we even have a little girl for that matter! She has the best 7-toothed grin and giggles at Eli all the time. She is still in love with her big brother and we wouldn't want it any other way. She'll be trying to keep up with him for the rest of her life. I love watching them as they play more and more with each other every day. It's especially fun to hear them laughing together! Soon we'll be planning a 1 year birthday party for this little girl so I'm gonna try to just enjoy all the little things along the way, because time goes way too fast!
Our little swinger
cute little crawling buns
the "disgusted" face