Time continues to fly, and Tessa is now 8 months old! She's not yet crawling, but she can scoot and roll herself to where she wants to go. She loves to inspect her hands while opening and closing her fingers. She's very nosy, and when she's laying on her back, she lifts her head up in a little ab crunch move so she can see what's going on around her. And, she loves to stand up -- for a while I thought she might just skip crawling altogether!
Her favorite toys are the ring stacker and the leapfrog learning table. She likes to pull herself up onto the learning table like this:
She's always trying to get her hands on books or paper...
...with the intent of putting it right into her mouth, of course. She's still not a fan of food -- well, at least not baby food. She's even starting to reject the old fruity standbys. I'm thinking we might just forget about the baby food and stick with the soft table foods that she seems to like better: chunks of peaches and pear, broccoli, cheerios/puffs and black beans! Oh, her first tooth appeared today, and she's really not happy about it.