This girl spends most of her time on her feet lately.
While the majority of her family is excited about June's early walking milestone,
her Mom is working through the grieving process.
June likes her big sis and will subject herself to Mia's every whim. This one was "Quick, let's hide under the sofa, be really quiet, and see what Mom does." June obeyed, and Mom reacted accordingly when she couldn't find the girls after (what seemed like) a really long time.
June finally blew their cover.
They emerged with the lovely surprises that
this not-so-thorough housekeeper has hibernating under her sofa.
June's favorite new pastime: cruising in the Dad-powered Ikea cart.
Mastering straw technique:
June got to participate in some painting this month because Mom realized that five minutes of sensory development is worth 20 minutes of clean-up...
...and SO worth blue lipstick trials. The paint is non-toxic b.t.w.
June spends most of her waking hours on this little exercise trampoline.
She makes a beeline for it as soon as she is free from high-chair or crib.
Contrary to the appearance of these photos, Mia only likes the trampoline when the camera is out, because
1. June cannot possibly get a solitary moment of attention that is not shared and
2. the trampoline serves as the official "time out corner" when Mia needs to release some energy.
June will often be found making one of these three expressions:
This one is her "laughing" face (although she has never actually produced a traditional laugh).
It is accompanied by quick nasal inhalations.
June had her first experience at the annual indoor water park trip with Gma K.
She felt put-out over the age restrictions on the hot tub
and tried to dive bomb into it the moment Mom was off her guard.
David and I came up with a series of captions for this photo,
but couldn't decide on one in particular, so this one will have a reader's choice caption.
It does, however, need to include some sort of demanding corporate discussion from
executive (June) to her subordinate.
We were lucky to have caught June's first three official steps on film.
This was taken at the beginning of the month, and she is now (at 11.5 mos old) taking about ten at a time.
Defining skills two weeks later: