Thursday, August 11, 2016

Luca: Month 11

11 months! I can't believe that the next time I write a post Luca will be one year old! These months have flown by, and I am just trying to savor every moment.

Luca is a busy bee, keeping us on our toes every second of every day. She loves standing and pulling herself up to walk along the furniture and walls. She has taken a couple of unsupported steps, but not consistently. She is getting very good at climbing into chairs, going up stairs, and at her last swim class she pulled herself out of the pool (with a little boost from dad). The only time she sits still is when she is reading her books. Otherwise, she is on the move.

This has also been one of Luca's sweetest months, with her crawling into our laps with a book for story time, or giving kisses (AKA open mouth face plants anywhere she can get), or just snuggling up when she is tired. She loves when we sing songs and "If You're Happy and You Know it" is a particular favorite because she loves the clapping part. She finally mastered waving (she made us wait for that one!) and has become a lot more talkative. Even though we can't understand anything she says outside of "mama" and "dada", she loves to walk around the house "talking".

Luca is still a great eater, though she is becoming a little more picky. This month she finally started to like more fruit, and now I have to wait until the end of her meal to give her fruit, otherwise that is all she'll eat. Blueberries, apples cooked with cinnamon, and melon are her favorites. She also likes to eat whatever we are eating, and if I feed her from my fork, I can get her to eat things she might not otherwise eat.

Here are our favorite pictures from the month!

Out to dinner! This breadstick kept her entertained the WHOLE time!

Playing peek-a-boo in the car

Some light reading before bed.

In the pool with dad.

Just her size! My mom brought her this chair and she LOVES it. We are working on just sitting in it, not climbing, tipping over, etc.

First time down a slide. She was a little unsure about it.

Our new normal - nothing is used the way it was intended to be used, then she yells when she gets stuck or her plans don't otherwise work out.

Practicing using a fork at dinner. I think she nailed it :)

Fridays have become bike to school day, and she loves it.

Blueberry pancakes- a Saturday morning favorite!

I was trying to distract her so I could put the 11 month sticker on her...

I think she noticed...

So we put it on her head... much better!