At 9 months you weighed about 18lbs and were 27inches. I think I may start calling you my little peanut. So far you weight has been about the same as Nat's but I think you may be a little more on the average side for height, still tall, just more proportionate.
You finally starting crawling at about 9 months, 1 week. I kid you not, I was telling the neighbors how I wished you would crawl because you are dying to move around and what do ya know? Two days later you had mastered it. You still prefer standing and you can pull up on some things (me especially) really well.
You will eat just about anything. Seriously there isn't anything I have put on your plate that you haven't inhaled. Which is good because we don't allow picky eaters in this house :) What I also find funny (and just like your sister) is when I put a veggie, fruit and meat on your tray, you 9 times out 10 will eat the meat first. True Bryant right there, it makes your Daddy proud.
The messes you make while eating are for the record books. I actually thought you had bruised yourself the other day but it was a blackberry stain on your neck. The dogs love it. They both eagerly wait under your chair for the moment when I pick you up and all the food falls out. Bogey even licks the tray for me before I stick it in the sink.
You're getting good with the sippy too. Hopefully in another month we can start whole milk and (maybe) get rid of the bottles. You're awesome at hurling your paci out of the crib. Lucky for me you really don't use it all that much. You mainly throw it after you've woken up and are tired of kicking your headboard. You love to play peek-a-boo by pulling the crib bumper down and peeking out the slats.
Oh and you're a snorter when you really get tickled. You love nothing more for me or Byron to hold you upside down and have Natalie tickle your neck. Works every time. We think you prefer Mully over Bogey, which is probably best since Bogey sleeps with Natalie every single night. You still love being outside and the minute I put you on a blanket you pull it up and start playing in the grass. Normally I wouldn't mind and I'd just plop you right down in the middle of the yard but you've started the "I need to taste everything" phase and boy is that annoying.
I think that about covers it. Late afternoons you really test our patience because you're so tired and fussy. You are such a mommy's girl too. I love watching you interact with Natalie, she can really make you laugh and entertain you like no one else can.
I can't wait to see what the summer brings!
Taco soup was a bit hit. I predict you and Nat eating the whole crock pot full some day.
Pop-Ice? Don't mind if I do! I'm still not sure why I chose a red one, silly mommy.
Blackberries are a fav, but boy are they messy. Like eat them naked, outside, and turn on the hose afterwards, messy.