Saturday, August 21, 2010


This darling little miracle turned 9 months today! Time seems to have slipped away since the arrival of this fun little girlie.

This month has been all about...

Toothies: Arista has 8 teeth! She got 2 while in Hawaii and 4 coming through the gums the past 2 weeks. Despite the incredible pain she has been through, she has kept a smile on her face. We've been trying our hardest to help her little teeth with frozen pretzels, giant carrot sticks, and Popsicles.

Traveling: We went from Idaho to Texas and from Texas to Hawaii and from Hawaii to Virginia. That's right, this 9 month old baby has been all over the USA! While I am clenching my seat during the turbulence, she is laughing! Arista is quite the travel bug.

Crawling: Arista took up crawling while in Hawaii, and now she is on a roll. She crawls everywhere and anywhere. Chris even taught her how to crawl up the stairs. A baby gate will be purchased in the near future.

Standing up: Now that Arista has mastered the crawl, she is all about pulling herself up on things and trying to walk. Grandma and Grandpa have a huge foot rest and she circles around it for hours at a time.

Arista currently loves sweet potato and carrot baby food, along with sweet potato Gerber puffs. She can drink from a sippy cup, and will drink formula when I am away. She has severe separation anxiety when she is away from me, but was able to sleep a night away while we celebrated our anniversary. Arista LOVES animals and is fascinated by chewy. She loves to get up really close to him until he runs away. Arista loves to swim, especially with her daddy! Arista loves life and can bring a smile to any ones face.

Arista you are a doll, and we love you more and more everyday! Happy 9 months!!


Our Family said...

She is adorable.

Willow said...

She's so gorgeous. I especially love the first picture where she's showing her new teeth.

Sami and Mark said...

It has been enjoyable to see pictures of Arista as she grows. It's hard to believe she is already 9 months! Sometimes it's just crazy how much time flies. She is quite the cutie!

Aubreydoll said...

Nine months!! How did that happen?? She has more teeth than Cadance!!

erin d. said...

She's so stinkin' cute! I just love her!