Fall in North Carolina isn't exactly harsh, but there were some chilly days during this, your seventh month. You wore a jacket out and about for the first time, which you took pretty well. And you wear socks regularly now. Or, I should say, I put socks on you regularly now. Just as regularly, you take them off, wave them around triumphantly, and, lately, whip them hard in unpredictable directions. You've got an arm on you, kiddo, and you're not afraid to use it.
Other firsts this month include your first overnight trip -- to Asheville, as discussed below -- and your first Halloween, which you totally rocked as Princess Leia. You even trick-or-treated. We took you next door to bum a Snickers bar from the neighbors. Which Mommy ate. What?
In a more unusual first, you were in your first music video this month! Mommy and Daddy submitted four photos for a video by a singer/songwriter we like, Kim Richey, who was making a video in which each word from her song "Wreck Your Wheels" was represented by a photo submitted by fans. You were in only one of the four photos we submitted ... and guess what got chosen? You, of course. Gotta upstage everyone with your killer baby cuteness. You're holding the word "graces" at 0:16.
This month you've continued to master the fine art of rolling, and I think crawling is in your near future. You seem to get the concept, but you can't quite figure out the moves. You stick your butt in the air when you want to move forward, but you haven't realized yet that you also need to lift up your head. But you'll get it one day, probably soon, and then ... wow. Nothing and no one will be safe.
Mommy and Daddy