On the 27th, Magdalena turned nine months old. She is seriously growing up and changing so fast. She is crawling super fast, and pulling herself up on everything. She is cruising from one piece of furniture to another, and yesterday she stood all by herself, without holding on to anything, for five solid seconds. She was just standing there, and I was screaming at Mark "Oh my gosh, oh my gosh" the whole time she was doing it. She is also using her walker to walk all over the house, and she is just so active. She is a consatnt ball of motion. She tries to leap out of my arms and off of furniture all the time. She is taking steps really well in general.
Last week, she started waving and clapping. Before, she would flap her arms for both of these motions. Then, it seemed like she suddenly understood they were two different motions. Her little claps are so cute and make such a soft clapping noise.
She is stil saying Mama and Dada a lot, and she also said "bye-bye" out of nowhere to Mark's cousin as she was leaving.
She has spent a lot of time outside lately, and she loves it. We take her to the park a lot, and she especially enjoys the swings and crawling around on the foam in the toddler section. On Saturday night, Maggie spentthe night with my mom and Mark and I had an amzing day together. We went to a movie (I actually dragged him to Sex and The City..it was so good!) and then did some shopping at Trader Joe's. We bought three different cheeses, a baguette, and fruit and we had a floor picnic. It was so fun and so relaxing. It was great!