Wow, I always feel so behind on this page. Venily grows and changes and learns so much each day that there is no way to keep up with her or write about all the cute things she does!
Venily said "Grandma" for the first time last night. No lie! She ACTUALLY said "Grandma"! Not "gra" or "gram" or "nana" or anything like that.... "grandma"! It's definitely been the most compex word she has ever said! Jason was holding her and she was fussy (she's teething badly) and Lauren was sitting on the couch and I was sitting on the floor and she turns, looks right at her, points, and says "grandma"! HAHA! We couldn't believe it! I was just reading how most babies are just starting to learn their first word right now, and some won't say their first word for another couple of months.... Venily already knows and says over 15 words that I can think of! She is a little chatterbox!
ALSO, SHE IS SAYING "MOM" NOW ALL OF THE TIME!!!!!! :) It's her new favorite word and I couldn't be happier! :) HAHA! If I leave the room, I hear a very persistant little voice say "MOMMMMM- OMMMMM-OMMMMM"!!! I ABSOLUTELY love it!
Her walking is going well. Her record is 10 steps in a row, which she took at Grandpa Rick's house, walking towards the baby on the t.v. She won't walk for me if I try to get her to, but she does frequently walk all on her own. Usually when she is standing, she will take the first couple of steps towards something and then drop or fall down and then crawl the rest of the way, but she is doing really good!
If it was even possible, she has been getting into more and more things lately. She is way too smart for her own good and has figured out ways to get past every single barricade I can come up with! I really can't wait to get into our new house and super Venily-proof the whole thing so she can go wherever she wants and not get into anything! Oh and I caught her playing with a beetle today and a spider the other day! What kind of girl did I get?! HAHA!
Speaking of our house, it is all finished and has been for over a week, just sitting there waiting until it is time to be delivered to our foundation. Jason has been SLAVING every second of his time trying to get everything in order. He is doing an AMAZING job seeing as he frequently is all by himself doing it. He has more drive than any person I know! We don't know exactly when it will be delivered but it's projected for the 9th. I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!! We are hoping to look around for appliances and furniture this weekend because of all of the Labor Day sales. I am very excited!
Last weekend we went to the Kansasville picnic, a hippie music festival (lol), and the Milwaukee Zoo. Venily had so much fun at all of them! I'm very sad that summer is coming to an end. It's already way too cold for me in the mornings and it's still 80+ degrees during the day!
Last night we watched Barack Obama make his presidential nomination acceptance speech at the DNC! Venily watched it too! Even she was captivated by him... and that is not easy to get the attention of my hyperactive baby, lol! She kept clapping for him too! I was moved to tears several times thinking that right then we were a part of something so much bigger than ourselves, a part of history that will be looked back on years and years from now, a complete turning point for our future. When she is older I can tell her where she was when he made his speech and you can be sure that she will be with us in November when we mark down his name as the next president of the United States! Ever since having my own child I think it is so much more important to make sure that her future, the future of the United States, and the world is looked after and improved upon for her sake! I'm so happy Venily can be a part of it! I haven't felt this optimistic in so long! Here is the speech in case you missed it!
I got a bunch of stuff already for Venily's 1st birthday party... now I just need my house to have it in!! I'm guessing that we will have it ready (or as ready as it can be) just in time... at LEAST I HOPE!!!!!