Stella is growing fast, so fast. She is pulling herself up to standing now, and crawls towards everything she shouldn't like the trash, the fireplace, the edge of our bed, the stairs. She waves at every one and everything including flags and trees and dogs. She loves eating paper, straws, the corners of books, leaves. She growls like a monster with enough encouragement and if you ask her for a kiss she'll plant her big, open-mouthed face on your cheek.