9 Months

Leia and I kept each other company yesterday while Dick, Matt and Naia went to see the movie 'Earth'. At 9 months, Missy Leia is wearing 24-month clothes - the 18-month pants she had on in these photos are already too small; the boys brought home the larger size and it fits her perfectly.

Leia's crawling, talking - dada is her favorite word - singing and exploring her world. She's fascinated by my kitties and they have been amazingly patient with her.
Snickers - the original chicken cat who used to run from her own shadow and hiss at anyone she didn't know really well - watched her crawl over and then let Leia pet her without a fuss or running away. She's definitely getting mellow in her later years.