This always seems to be the busiest month of the year!

Petra advanced in puree-eating:

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Petra Eats Yams (2) from Matt McKeon on Vimeo.

She honed her present-unwrapping skills to prepare for Christmas:

Petra Opens Presents from Matt McKeon on Vimeo.

She sang Grandma Judith “Happy Birthday”
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She encountered snow for the first time (didn’t much like it):
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She also went for her first swim in the hotel pool while we were in Pittsburgh after Christmas:

Petra’s first swim from Matt McKeon on Vimeo.

Stay tuned for a separate post on Christmas.

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The weather was quite warm for much of the month so we got outside a lot. We also started letting Petra explore food.

Visiting the playground; making a style statement:
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Cheerful kid!
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Exploring food:
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also, in video:

Petra and the Slippery Cucmber from Matt McKeon on Vimeo.

Petra’s first work of art:
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Petra gets an airplane ride from Daddy (anything to trick her into “tummy time”):
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and, just at the very end of the month, she started sitting up on her own:
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As always, more photos on Flickr.

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