(Above left: Ocean Point, Maine, July 2009. Above right: Schoodic Point, Maine, July 2008).
What a difference a year makes, huh? We just got back from another great trip to Maine -- this time to picturesque Boothbay Harbor -- and looking through the photos reminded me just how much Hope HAS grown. The picture on the right was taken last July when Hope had just hit the 8 pound mark. We're now hovering at 13 pounds. Yes, she's wearing the same pink hat in both pictures but it actually sort of fit her this year (aside from the pesky chin strap)!
I hope everyone is having a relaxing, fun summer. Ours has been a little frenetic but things should slow down now. We had a groovy time in Maine -- whale-watching, eating tons of seafood, shopping and playing on the rocks. I'm not sure Hope was exactly impressed with the scenery. Her favorite part of the trip was cruising around the coffee table in the living room (more about that another time).
On the home front, Hope has four teeth now -- two bottom teeth, a molar, and one front tooth -- and seems to be cutting her other front tooth because she's been a big crab apple most of the week. The only thing that seems to make her happy is her toothbrush. She's also cruising a ton and is just starting to shift from one piece of furniture to another or whatever is close by. She was fitted for ankle orthotics yesterday to give her a little more support with walking which we should get in a couple weeks.