It's been an action packed last few days, with a trip up to my parents' house, where we celebrated an early Mother's Day with my mom, celebrated Cinco de Mayo with a great dinner, and celebrated my brother out-law's birthday. Lots of celebrating. The weather was beautiful, so we drove out to a beach on the Puget Sound. Sadly, Cora didn't have a very good day and melted down in Trader Joe's after too many people tried to talk to her. We'll blame teething on that one.
And no surprise... pretty much no photos. Yes, I know. When I am having too much fun I don't take pictures.
Cora has been asserting herself lately. Her sense of independence is most obvious during mealtime. She really wants to feed herself with the spoon. Most of the time she'll let me feed her part of the meal, and then she wants to feed the rest. She will reach for the spoon with her left hand and then insist on dipping it into the bowl (even though it already has food on it), then goes for her mouth with a little assistance from me. The next part is what is funny: she then switches the spoon to her right hand and dips it in the bowl (although often, she just smashes it into the bowl and then throws it on the floor.)
|Enjoying her picnic dinner in the back-yard last night. Cayenne does not look impressed.|
This morning she wouldn't let me feed her at all. I am amazed that she tolerated my hand helping the spoon along at all. It must have been a record number of spoon throws. But the fact that she was up at 5:30 and was exhausted by 8:00 could have upped the sass factor.
I am excited to see what my little girlie will accomplish and am hoping that her independent streak will start to transfer to a desire to move her little body around this place. I think she's almost there in the butt-scooting department. And even though I have long wanted her to crawl and avoid the butt scoot, at this point I am just excited for her to realize she can get around on her own. Then, boy will I be in trouble!