Goodbye Summer and Hello Fall!

Fall is in full swing and we've been busy! I (Chrissie) went back to work half-time in September, so we've been spending these last few months adjusting to our new schedules. Thankfully, Miriam is enjoying her new routine and continues to thrive. She started walking in August when our friends Christoph and Annette were here visiting from Germany, which was very exciting! She's such a busy girl - climbing on everything and running after mommy and daddy. She's trying to talk too, and we have lots of fun deciphering what she's saying to us...we're hearing lots of 'mama', 'dada', 'nana', 'bye-bye', 'baby', and other "words". Her sign language skills are getting pretty good too, so she's able to communicate things like 'milk', 'please', 'all done', 'more', and 'thank you'.


We spent lots of time at the pool in August. Miriam loved swimming in the big pool: