Five months...One of my favorites...9 months...
Happy Birthday P! We love your lalalalalas and giggles and "yelling" at the boys. Even your pointing, although quite rude as you will learn, is cute. You love the bath, swinging at Laird, and even sliding down the slides. You are not so sure about the bike trailer we've been trying out this week, but we'll get there. We love your nods for yes and no. You have an affinity for all things dog, which is one of your two words (Dad and Dog, may be interchanged). We can't wait for warm days to show off your awesome long chubby legs and arms and feet that have been hiding all winter. You love to wave hello to everyone, even when they sadly don't even see you saying hello. You love to eat, and lately especially whatever Mom's eating, which is usually something chocolate or equally non-nutritious. Your favorite food is sweet potato, and you prefer vegetables to fruit. You are still rolling around, but mostly sitting up tall or scooching your way around a 3 foot radius circle. You tease us with your almost crawl-like position, but just use it to stretch your long body in reach of something. Lately, you will actually sit and listen to books, and love to look at them and play with them (yeah!). We love your two-middle-fingered "suck and block", which is a sign that you are tired or just plain bored. You quite love to shop, and especially to receive the attention of other people, because you truly think the world is all about you (which is just fine with me). You are the star and princess of the family, and bring the sweetness out of everyone here. I love you.
Holden likes best about P: Her laugh and her suck-in backwards scream (the best way AK could describe it, also known as the 'Attack of the Body Snatcher scream').
Owen likes best about P: Holding her and taking her down the slide.