She loves to roll them back and forth with mom or dad, and she'll even roll them forward or to the side and then take off after them, only to throw them and chase them again once she's got them. If she's ever upset from me telling her 'no', which always breaks her heart, if I can roll a ball to her she'll often be distracted away from her tears and into joy once more.
She's always loved her blocks, but now she plays a new game with them. Instead of always taking them out of things, or knocking over towers, she now likes to put them inside things. I keep finding blocks inside the strangest places. She's also working on stacking two blocks on top of each other, but so far has only managed to stack them inside her hand, she hasn't quite worked out how to let go of them and let them stand on their own.
Just like her blocks she's always loved her books, but she loves to read them on her own now. She'll crawl to the book shelf and pull a few down and then sit and 'read' them for a while. She's also gone back to letting me read books to her, she likes to help turn the pages but doesn't interrupt the story by flinging the book to the floor as often.
Dot loves music, and when she hears a song she likes she'll dance to it. It's probably the most adorable thing she's doing right now. Just play a song and watch her go, I so wish we owned a video camera so I could show you the dancing, because it's about the cutest thing ever. No matter how much she changes she's still a sweet, friendly baby who loves to explore and play with mommy and daddy. And while her growth is bitter-sweet because I know I'll never be able to be exactly like this with her ever again; she is just so much fun now.