Paige attened a 1-year birthday party for Max yesterday. She was the youngest of the "mobile set" - which is to say, there were babies there younger than she, but they were not yet sitting up, let alone crawling. However, she held her own with the 2 and 3 year olds. All the kids wanted a piece of the action when it came time to open gifts, including Paige. Her favorite: the wrapping paper with red & yellow balloons on it! She got along really well during the whole party (social butterfly that she is), and only cried when I would not let her eat said wrapping paper.
This mom forgot the camera, but several other moms were taking photos, so I will track them down & get a photo to accompany this post, post haste.
In other news, Paige is "cruising" much more proficiently these days. She walks around the living room from the couch to the ottoman to the easy chair and back (holding on to each, of course). She is also doing really well feeding herself. We're trying to include more finger foods in her diet so she has plenty of chance to practice: cottage cheese, veggie puffs, tofu cubes, cut-up fruit, and (new this week) scrambled egg. All this self-feeding frequently results in bigger messes, which does not seem to bother her in the least. "Oh, that cottage cheese in my hair? Those veggie puffs on the floor? I was saving those for later..."