Isla was crawling around the cockpit the other day in her new harness. She has a life jacket too of course, but for times when we're in the cockpit, we'll just tether her to the steering pedestal with this thing. That way, she will be free to explore and stretch her growing legs unencumbered by a bulky, hot life jacket, but will only be able to go so far. Did I mention she's a crawling machine and is pulling herself to standing and inching along tables already?! She's not even seven months yet! This girl is one determined little cookie. She's chatty too; full of "nanana's" and "dadada's". She laughs, giggles, interacts and is even developing bonafide opinions. So far her favorite food is sweet potatoes and she despises (and I mean despises) prunes and peas. Trying to feed her a food she does not like is no fun and results in a mess of epic proportions. This child is barely seven months old and headstrong. If you are into astrology, she's an Aries Water Dragon which basically means she is lucky and powerful. Aye, aye, aye...Aside from the unpleasantness of expanding her palette, she is a total joy. Just awesome to be around. I should know, I am around her a lot!
In other news: Scott unpacked most of our boxes on the boat. Out of thirty-four, we have only twelve to go. Asante is starting to feel like home and the more we explore and discover new things - the more we love her. We will probably be out of this apartment and onto the boat full-time in the next week or two. Should be interesting! Luckily a boat is pretty baby proof as it is; all the cabinets lock (and are tricky even for some adults) and there are no freestanding items she can accidentally pull over herself (like a television or something). That said, I'm sure we'll learn about all the ways the boat is NOT baby proof soon enough!