Vivien is enjoying reading more and more. When we read her bedtime books, she helps to turn the pages and says "All done" after the last page. She crawls over to the bookshelf and pulls out books to look at on her own too. She loves playing with all of the toys we have, both hers and Ryder's. She loves to push all the little cars and trucks around, just like her big brother. This month she has been playing more independently, especially when she can't see me- then she often wants me to hold her. At my mom's house she sits next to the toy kitchen and plays all by herself for quite a while.
At the beginning of this month, Vivien started standing up on her own reliably. She would push off something, or just stand up from the ground and then look at us with a huge smile on her face and wait for us to clap for her! She started out taking a couple of steps mid-month and now she's doing a lot of walking each day. She still crawls (at top speed) to get to things, but she loves to stand up and walk to people to give them a hug.
Vivien has been talking more and doing more non-verbal communication this month too. She now says "uh oh," "sock," and "cat" very clearly now, in addition to what she was saying last month. She makes it very clear when she wants something by gesturing and making noises. She loves to make funny sounds with her mouth too, something that I think Ryder is helping her learn!
She almost never stops smiling
Lots of teeth!
She's very curious and wants to get onto and into everything
Standing up and about to walk to me
I love that happy face