Zooey turns 10 months old on Monday. She has had a very busy month learning lots of new skills. She has started feeding herself solids much to the absolute excitement of her school teachers, parents, grandparents and great-grandparents! The first food she sought out to feed herself was a bagel. She was at school when her teachers looked over and to their absolute surprise she had a huge bite of bagel in her clutches (and mouth!) that she found on the floor! They immediately took that piece away and put her at the table with a fresh bagel piece which she continued to eat. They promptly videotaped the event and sent it to me a few minutes later. I love the excitement of Zo's teachers - they are as (if not more) excited about Zooey's development as we are!
She also learned how to get herself into a sitting position in the past couple weeks. She does it in an odd way. She basically gets herself into the splits from laying on her belly then pulls her legs around. What a goof!
Just this week she has started to pull herself to standing. We bought a foam block just in time for her to practice this skill over and over at home.
Other adventures include playing in (and eating) snow:
Continuing to teethe. (She has two adorable "toofers", I think she's working on more on the right side.):
Brushing the two teeth she has. She loves this and opens her mouth in anticipation as soon as she sees the toothbrush.
Yoga poses....cobra anyone?
She crawls through everything. She loves to conquer obstacles- like crawling through her elephant rocker- even if there is a much easier alternate route to traverse!
That's all for now! Stay tuned for a Valentine's Day post!