It's interesting how our little ones go through stages as they grow. Asserting their independence, deciding what they want to do and what they DO NOT want to do, defying what we as moms do not want them to do...
I actually couldn't help but laugh at Moana today. We were at Jenny's where there is no baby gate at the bottom of the stairs. Moana can get up the stairs no problem these days, but she has no interest in coming down. Since I have no interest in her falling down, I only let her crawl up when I can be right behind her. And since I was in charge of both Sadie and Moana at the time, my choice was that it was not a good time for Moana to practice crawling up the stairs. She knew it too- because 3 times in a row she started to crawl up and I told her 'no no no' as I grabbed her and pulled her back down. The fourth time- you should have seen those fast twitch muscle fibers at work. That girl is quick when she knows she has about 10 seconds before mom is going to pull her off the stairs! Or maybe she misinterpreted my 'No no no' as 'Go go go!'?
Eventually I blocked the access to the stairs with a couple of chairs.
Anyway, we're still working on eating more solid foods. She still prefers the pureed stuff, though she will eat bits of soft food if she's in the mood. Tonight I put bits of soft tofu on her tray to see if she would eat it. She's had tofu before and eaten it just fine, but it was pureed and mixed with some other food (like sweet potato). Anyway, here's what she thought of the bits of plain tofu.
Another thing we're working on is her learning to hold the spoon herself. More fun than holding the spoon is apparently throwing it on the floor and waiting for mom to pick it up. Isn't that fun? We play that game several times a day.
And finally, I captured an attempt at walking on video. I love this!