Asher & Shawna are 11 months old. At 11 months old, both Asher & Shawna are crawling very proficiently. Shawna can even stand on her own, without support from us, nor from holding on to furniture - she can do this since she was about 10 months old.
At 11 months, Shawna started to take her first steps :) Somehow, she found it very amusing (and probably liberating) to be able to stand and walk - thus she was very motivated to keep practicing until she could do it. She would even beat our hands away or pull her hands out from us, sending a clear message that she wanted to do this on her own, and not with our help.
I'd wanted to take this picture above to see the contrast in height between Isaac and Shawna :) Isaac looks like such a big boy next to Shawna! And his cheeky grin! :)
The kids love to push each other on the car. But while Asher doesn't mind Shawna pushing him along, Shawna doesn't like it when either Asher or Isaac pushes her. She wants total control!!! :) Look how steady she is standing on her own!
Look at that look on Shawna's face, and how straight and purposeful her pointing action is. Yes, she's the One Finger General! She loved having her grandpa carry her, and she would point in the direction she wanted to go. Usually, she'd be pointing to the main door - she loves going for walks downstairs with her grandpa!Shawna's Grandpa's favourite, I think! :)