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Lily: 11 Months Old
It's October already, it's crazy. Lily is just around the corner from her official one year birthday extravaganza and dad isn't quite ready for it. Seems like just the other day we welcomed her into the world, and now here she is walking around, climbing the bath tub, and signing/telling us we're not doing things the way she wants. Last week we hit a heat spell in LA, so we took Lily down to the beach for probably the last time of the year [you can see some other fun beach adventures - 4 months / 5 months / 9 months].
Up until probably two months ago Lily was deathly afraid of the ocean, which is strange because she absolutely loves swimming and bath time. In fact we get a daily scream tantrum if we don't get her in the bath at exactly 6:30pm every night. This kid has a crazy internal clock. So it struck us as funny as we're letting her play in the sand when she starts crawling towards the ocean. We let her go, figuring the loud noise of the waves would get her to stop. Nope, she was going swimming and wasn't going to let us stop her. Thankfully Tanya was right behind her as an unexpectedly large wave came and smacked her in the chest, not knocking her over, but giving her a little bit of a cold shock.
Uncharacteristically she shook it off, didn't cry, but boy did she give the ocean the meanest dirty look she knew how. Lily is growing up.