Tucker has finally started getting that "pincher grasp" and thus we have begun trying Cheerios and little baby "puffs". She loves getting them into her mouth (and has gotten rather good at it), however, once they are in, THIS is what we see every time. (This is usually followed by tear-filled laughter and Tucker looking at the two of us like we're nuts.)
After Agnes's funeral, we went to Paw Paw's for lunch and a short visit. Paw Paw finally got to hold Tucker for the first time. (There were a list of issues preventing this at all our previous visits.) Tucker also got to borrow Madden's ride. She LOVED it!!!
With Paw Paw
Her hands immediately went to the wheel like she knew JUST what to do!
Tucker came home from daycare today with a new "thing". She began sticking her tongue out constantly! Every time she giggled, the tongue came out. I'm not talking about peaking out either! I mean full-on tongue hanging out! Drew and I laughed until tears came up more than once, which only made her laugh harder, which made the tongue come out more. It became a HILARIOUS vicious cycle. :-) haha!
(For those of you who don't know, tongues out in concentration is a West family trait.)
Now that it's a bit warmer and so beautiful outside, we decided to take Tucker up to a nearby playground to try out her first swing. She had MUCH fun! Her favorite part was watching the other kids playing all around her (as you can see in her open-mouthed stare in the video). Every once in a while, she'd get very excited about the swinging and begin squealing and kicking her feet. VERY CUTE!!! (You can also notice in the last picture that she might be a teensie bit too small for these swings still. tee-hee!)
We decided that since Tucker is walking now, we needed to change from her black patten (even on the bottom) shoes for her cute little courderoy tennies with grips on the bottom! They are TOO FUNNY on her. :-)
She has also started pulling herself up on things (though all the things that are short enough to work right now are things that we have to hold down on the other side so they don't tip over, such as a laundry basket). ha! She's VERY proud of herself once she accomplishes this task! :-)