Marie continues to amaze and entertain us daily…she is a colorful and determined little lady. As eight months comes to a close, she is now walking with a walker, getting into everything, and climbing stairs! Yes, that’s right…climbing stairs…scary. She loves music, and crawls to the speakers to be close to the sound…if she could turn it to eleven she would (she likes it loud, like her mama). This may sound weird, but I have to remind myself she is a baby, and embrace every moment of dependence. One of the meanings of the name Marie is rebellion, and I knew and loved that fact from the moment the name was on our list. I love watching her discover her strength, independence, and yes…her inner rebel. She is so delicate and sweet, yet so fierce and feisty. I look forward to the challenge!