rosebud can stand unassisted for a few minutes at a a time. rosebud has learned how to open the drawers in the kitchen all by herself. if you giver her something that she doesn't want, rosebud throws it defiantly on the floor. At just 8 and a half months old, i feel like she is a toddler already. but then, she is still so small. waving her little hand from across the room "hi mommy, hi." sleeping head heavy on my chest. she had her first swimming lesson yesterday. she cried through about half of it (the water was cold!), but looked just darling in her little red bathing suit with the red hearts.