Tuesday, September 1, 2009

One Small Step for Claire . . .

One giant leap for the rest of us to try and catch her.

Well the rumors are true . . . Claire started walking today. She had taken a step here and there before but today she took several steps in succession and did it several different times. No, I didn't capture any of this on film. :(

So here is how the story goes . . .

Mike and I were in my parents backyard unloading some stuff (another story for another day) and had taken Claire in to play with her books and Grandma while we were accomplishing our task. Mike's phone rang and he answered and I here "Oh really, that is great, I'll have to tell Meg, Congratulations." In my head I am thinking his friend got the job he interviewed for and his wife called to tell him (hospital folk) and how intuitive I am . . . ha ha ha. Then Mike said "Claire just walked for your mom." "Huh, really? She does take steps." "No she said she took several steps for her. Twice. You can go in and see if she'll do it for you." "Ok." All the time thinking, she'll never do it again, but I am getting out of work, and of course she does it for anybody but Mommy, and what is going to be the blog title (can't remember the great one I came up with at the time . . . getting old is tough)

So I went in and Mom tried to get her to do it again and she just did her jelly legs. ugh. Then she did it. A good couple of steps and a plop. Giggles followed and more reading. Then Daddy and Grandpa came in and she did it a couple more times. So we now officially officially have a walker on our hands. I think her preferred mode of transportation is still crawling for sure (Cristin dubbed her 'Lightening' this weekend when she saw her take off on all fours). But life as we know it is going to change, once again, for sure. I am now tasked to get this monumentous occasion on film but all I have is a still camera, I guess I can try for some action shots, the shutter speed isn't too fast so we might be able to get some blurs.

In the meantime, here are pictures of Claire's other new favorite mode of transportation - by Green Bowl.

Claire's love affair with her Green Bowl continues.

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