This post is pretty late but I have been keeping up with 'Ihi-isms on a post it note. I just have to make sure she doesn't eat the post it...why does she love eating paper so much!? Anyways, our little girl is not so little anymore. Here are some things she has learned this past month:
*She mastered the Filipino squat. Demonstration:
*She learned how to get down the stairs so now she goes up and down all day by herself.
*She learned how to get off the couch and the bed by sliding backwards. Sometimes she turns around and starts scooting herself from the middle of the bed and I think it's the cutest thing.
*She started walking! As mentioned in a previous post, on July 10th we went to Provo High to play tennis with the Packards and Daylene. Since there were 5 of us and 2 kiddies, we were just rotating out every once and awhile trading off who was playing with 'Ihi and Jetta. Kristi was sitting out with them when she yelled, "Look!". All of us turned and watched as 'Ihi took 5 wobbly steps! I was so happy we were all there to witness it! She continued to take 4-5 steps for a few days and then on July 16th, her and I were playing outside and she took 11 steps toward a ball I was holding out in front of her. It took her a few more days to really get the hang of it and then she was off! Now she prefers to walk all over the house and outside as well.
*She loves getting into drawers and throwing things out. She also takes everything out of the diaper bag and loves to get into mine and Kahilis' wallets. She throws all the shoes off the stairs now and just makes a huge mess all over the house!
*She is nursing about 4 times a day, eats about 3 meals a day, and snacks when she's hungry. She drinks whole milk, apple juice, and she still loves to drink water. We even got her her own Camelback water bottle! Now she can be just like Mommy and Daddy.
*She is a social butterfly and still loves to be outside for the majority of the day.
*Her first word was "Ball" and she knows how to throw a ball. She can also locate a ball if you say, "Where is the ball?" and throw the ball if you ask her to throw it.
Our little cutie. We love her so much and are so happy she is here with us! Being a Mommy is the hardest job I have ever had but it is also the most rewarding. I wouldn't trade it for anything!