Zoya with her new crawling skills! She is also starting to sit up from a "laying on back" position. Usually when she is on her back she rolls to her belly and scoots herself up in the weirdest most uncomfortable looking way. So we are doing PT with her and holding her legs down while she is laying on her back, giving her a finger to hold on to and she is using her other hand (and her abs) to push off the floor to sitting position! Yay Zoya.
Here is Zoya's first birthday present from her Great Aunt! We tried it without the foot board in the bottom (see her toes peeking through?) but she ended up falling through so we put the foot board in. Mya thought it was pretty cool too!
This was yesterday during day 5 of nap protest. She fell asleep in the car before lunch so I took her right to her crib where she slept for an hour and a half (shoes and all...I wasn't taking any chances waking the monster up!). Not the typical 3 hours but I'll take it! Still having troubles in the nap area! But I definitely don't think it's bc she is giving up her nap...she is way too tired to go without a nap...even when we put her to bed early. She just wakes up earlier then and is even more tired! Stinker. (P.S. right now the only way I'm updating the blog is because she fought sleep for over an hour crying and carrying on and FINALLY fell asleep and has been sleeping for an hour and a half...thank God for Shawn who can put up a much better fight in the sleep game than me).
Zoya's first day at church today. Here she is before we left sitting pretty watching the trees.
Here she is at church sitting with Daddy and the secret weapon (oyster crackers). She liked the music but was definitely scared by the drums! She was a little socialite as usual and got lots of smiles.
Below is a cute video of Zoya pretending to call Daddy at work. She is very observant. She watches EVERYTHING everyone does and says and that is how she learns best...by modeling. Well the first time she picked up my phone and started pretending to talk to "Dada" I just about cracked up. I finally got it on video. When Shawn is at work we will call him and put it on speaker phone and she always looks so amazed trying to figure it out! In this video Shawn wasn't actually on the phone...she was just pretending....either that or she thought she could call him herself!
This video is this morning....Zoya learned the sign for "dance" which she loves to do. The way to sign "dance" is to sweep the pointer and middle finger across the other hand's palm. Well Zoya, in true Zoya form, adapted the sign to make it her own. She uses her thumb and sweeps it back and forth on her other palm, or sometimes uses her pointer finger to do the sign. She has learned that when she makes the sign we will turn on the radio or sing and dance! She thinks it's great that she can use a sign to get us to do something! Little Miss Communicator! In the video you can kinda see her doing it (although she is reluctant to let go of her favorite shoe!). You can also see her shakin her booty! (She likes 80s music! Ha).