Sometime between 13 and 14 months she learned to drink through a straw. She's really proud of this accomplishment, and she has never looked back.
She likes to do whatever brother is doing (hence the drinking with a straw, I think). They were both great helpers during my packing process. I constantly found random treasures in our suitcases.
Photo shoots have become a bit more challenging with my lively little girl.
Thankfully, brother was there to look out for her.
She regularly proved her attachment to Mama. This is how I spent much of my time while packing.
Once back in the States, she enjoyed many firsts, and she kept on growing learning!
She started pulling up before we left Russia, but she has definitely perfected the skill, especially if brother is involved. She wants to walk, but she's not quite confident enough to do it without holding on to someone or something.
I can hardly believe it, but I have a girly girl. She LOVES to have a bow in her hair.
She was a big fan of the sandbox as we studied dirt.
Brother is definitely one of her favorite people!
She picked out this dress herself one Sunday.
She may be a girly girl, but she's not quite a lady, yet.
These tippy-toes always amaze me! If she wants to reach something, she will reach it!
She's really good at climbing the stairs these days!
This was a musical section of toys. Do we have another musician in the family?
My beautiful 16-month-old...
Nadezhda, you are a hilarious, lively, entertaining, delightful little girl. I love you.