One more month and then you'll be ONE YEAR OLD. I really cannot believe how quickly this time has flown by. Lightspeed, I tell you.
The biggest news this month...
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FIRST STEPS!! Yay!
June 17th, you took your first steps. Pretty darn exciting. Daddy wasn't here, so I had to call him right away and tell him. You've taken many, many steps since then, though you still crawl quite a bit. You babble more than ever and we love it when you nod your head at us. It's also pretty cute when you shake your head at us, though Daddy is discouraging me from encouraging it. ;)
Your hair is growing more and more, and I am more and more at a loss as to what to do with it. Daddy assures me he sees lots of little girls running around with crazy hair while it grows out. I have not seen them and suspect him of stretching the truth to make me feel better over my lack of skill.
You love Daddy. But you have decided there is something you do not like about him. You absolutely do not like the feel of his whiskers. So while you coo and smile and babble at him (and you will kiss him), you always, always turn your face away when he leans in to kiss you. This doesn't unsettle him in the least. He kisses you often anyway--sometimes a few times in a row just to see you grimace. You are his Princess, his Baby Girl, his Little One and he's not about to let your disdain for his whiskers get in the way of kissing you.
Guess what? You love books! You are enthralled with Goodnight, Moon, Time for Bed, and Eric Carle books. You point and smile and jabber. You will sit and listen while I read. Caden did this at your age, but it's been a while since I had a baby so young who would sit and enjoy a book on my lap. It's quite a bit of fun. Of course, you also love to get hold of the library books and tear pages. So, we'll stick with board books for a while.
You are a delight to us all, Anna Hazel, and we thank God for the sunshine you bring us every day.