Kyleena Raylyn is 9 months old now. She loves crawling all over the house. She's figured out that if mom or dad leave the room, she has an effective method of travel which can quickly carry her back to them. Once she arrives, she grabs our legs and uses them to hoist herself up to standing. Once standing, she burrows her head into us as if to say, "Don't leave me ever again!" Kyleena loves making noises, and she loves hearing noises. The best time for a good scream is when things get super quiet, for example sacrament meeting. She'll let out a good belt with a huge smile on her face as if to say "I echoed!" She likes her new, more advanced, baby foods. Some favorites include strawberry oat and banana orange. Kyleena will dance to something as simple as the snapping of one's fingers. She loves percussion! We think that maybe one day she'll be the drummer in a girl band.
Kyleena is also going through her separation anxiety phase. Sometimes she wants mommy, sometmes it's daddy. Usually she doesn't care which. However, the other day she actually showed a definite preference. We were all sitting on our bed and I was holding Kyleena. Doug kept trying to take her from me and she kept turning away as if to politely avoid him. Finally, he reached for her and she yelled in the snottiest voice we've heard from her yet "MOM!" Then she turned and gave me a huge kiss on the lips. haha. I'm still laughing thinking about that.