Sorry to be out of touch for a bit. Things have been a bit crazy around here. Here is a brief update on the "dome" happenings.
Aurora is now standing unsupported and walks around the room supported by random objects (tables, chairs, boxes, arms, legs, etc) as she tours the house. She loves the trampoline still and is getting more steady at jumping on it. She LOVES her stationary jumpy chair and spends 10 minutes approximately everyday jumping in it with Poppa encouraging her. She eats EVERYTHING, but is still getting a majority of her sustinance via boobies. She has 6 chompers (4 top, 2 bottom) and is very good at keeping the food in her mouth and pushing pieces in with her hand if they start to slip out. She has begun "talking" more and more and more often than not will mimic sounds or words that we say to her...such as "tiger" "alligator" and "Hah-zah". Though we are not sure she really understands what the first two words are, she seems to understand "Hah-zah". She will be 11 months old on the 12th of September.
Dashaina has been cooking, feeding Aurora and working on "Sun-Bunny-Sue" quilt blocks for a quilt she is making. Other than that really nothing new.
Jaimie has been back and forth from China in the past month and is gearing up to head to China again next week for more toy manufacturing for 2012. He has been working like a "madman" getting design and mechanical design completed for the "crab" and things seem to be going really smoothly since his 3D printer acquisition a little over a month ago.