OK, I'm going to lose track of how long we've been home - so I may stop counting weeks soon! The last couple of weeks have been awesome!! She is changing every day.
Instead of walking around the house exploring and seeing what she SHOULDN'T touch or get in to, (plugs, toilets, anything at all on the floor from the tiniest spec of dirt from a plant to Matthew's GameBoy that he left out...), now she is content to play with her toys in the living room. She is amazing to watch and see how her brain is working and learning! She is definitely a climber and will position anything near a larger object so that it can assist her in getting up on it. She now can get on and off her little Car without help and knows how to swing her leg over it.
She is even saying a few words!! Socks and shoes, YES!, she violently shake her head for NO, Hi. I think those are the clear words, and in her own way, she has words for Matthew, (Ya-ya), Grandma and Grandpa. She understands 99.9% of what we are saying, and can follow multi-step directions! It is such a joy to watch her grow and learn, it is amazing!!
We went to visit my mom and dad last week at their newly renovated beach house (where they live full time now). It is GORGEOUS!! Wow, it is better than I expected it would be for some reason, I was blown away! Matthew, Maia and I all had a wonderful time there. The weather was quite pleasant, the food was good and the company was excellent. In fact, I had a good bit of time to myself since Maia was so intrigued with Grandma and Grandpa, and I took full advantage of that! We took her to the beach on Sunday and I got lots of pictures of her being held, and a few with her little feet actually touching the sand. She was none too sure about that... but we're hoping in time, she'll understand how awesome the beach is! She definitley didn't like the water, we couldn't even get too close because it was too LOUD for her (the crashing waves).... So, with more trips to the beach, hopefully she'll come around.
Time is short, so I'll leave you with some pictures now and will have to update more later!! Enjoy!