In just a few short weeks, you have learned how to crawl forward. I'm not sure how it happened, but when I came home from work one day, your daddy told me to "Watch this..." He put you on the floor in a crawling stance and had you crawl to me. It was a very exciting day in the Patten household. You've been using your new moves to get into all kinds of things -- your shelf of toys, daddy's floor treasures (a.k.a. his drink cups, his bag of Doritos, and the remote controls), and the occasional basket of laundry. Sometimes, you and daddy have stand offs in the living room and crawl to each other until your heads touch. (It is very cute to watch.)
In addition to eating bananas, you've started to eat quickly dissolving baby crackers and Japanese potato biscuits, too. Even though you only have two bottom teeth, you know how to use them and can manage eating these snacks pretty well. (However, being able to put them in your mouth on your own is another story.) You're getting to be such a big girl!
At the moment, one of your favorite toys to play with is your baby basketball hoop. I think you like hearing the crowd cheer for you when you pull down on the basket. (The toy plays music and has a crowd of voices that cheer, "Yay!" when you pull the basket down.) It makes you so happy.
To commemorate our first six months as a family, we had our first family portraits done by Portrait Innovations in Cary. Here are some of our favorite shots from the session:
I can't believe you're already seven months old! Where has the time gone, I ask you? Thank you for making my life so much richer, Izzy Bo-bizzy.