Asya's passed some milestones lately. She continues to amuse us with her commando crawl, and that's getting faster every day. Her new steps are food and pulling up. She adores her buddy, Damara. Tonight I was holding Asya, almost asleep, when someone walked into the room with Damara. Asya's legs started kicking, and she was instantly wide awake and ready to play. Damara eats incredible amounts of bananas and other solid foods, so she's inspired Asya. Asya has tried bubliki (yes!), cheerios (okay-ish), and bananas (yuck!). Her face when she gets a bite of banana is hilarious. She insists that bananas are close relatives of lemons.
By the way, the inspiration goes both ways; Damara started crawling, after watching Asya for a while.
This is Asya's other recent accomplishment:
We were eating dinner, and Asya was on the floor. Then, all of a sudden she pulled up on an empty chair! Yes, by the time Will got a photo, I was holding on to her, but she did it by herself. She was so proud, and we were so surprised! Now she's pulling up all over. The older children are not too happy that they can't play on the couch without interference anymore.
(To change the subject. . . we haven't heard anything about the apartment. Will waited all day for the landlady to call, like she was supposed to. I guess he'll try calling her soon. We're perfectly happy here with the Sobies, and I'm sure we'll get moved soon enough. UPDATE: she just called. The neighbors are changing their plumbing, too, so it's taking a little more time. Since the apartment is on the third--middle--floor, that's best. They've been working for two days, and they're almost done now. We'll probably be able to meet with the landlady on Saturday.)