I haven't posed her with her props recently because we rarely remember to pause for a picture. Everyone is just busy going... going... going.
I guess with all that moving around on our parts, Miss M took the hint. And since that last picture was taken, she's been working on MOVING.
At six months old, she finally found her balance and began to sit.
By seven months (and way behind the curve) she decided that she might as well roll over.
At eight months, she slowly (and UNgracefully) picked up the crawling thing from her two cousins (who have been moving for months now!)
Yes, she was a little girl on the move.. and into trouble!
But all that moving around did not prepare me for what she had up her sleeve last week. Late one night (and way past her bedtime) when she thought no one was watching, my little baby walked to me.
Walked. To. Me.
I made such a big deal about it that she shut down and went back to crawling for about a week and a half before she got up the nerve to try it again.
But today at the mall playground, she threw caution to the wind. For the rest of the day, it was all we could do to keep up. She has conquered the playground, the bowling alley, the living room and the kitchen tile. She can go barefoot or with shoes, as long as there's a snack and a smile waiting somewhere down the line.
And the girl we thought would be our laid-back baby forever has surpassed her big brother's walking milestone by almost a month.
I stayed up way too late playing with a new website a friend recommended called Animoto. I just wanted you to be able to share in our excitement. So, I hope you enjoy my feeble first attempt at creating a video!
There's something so cute about that stumbling and lurching that is typical of a new walker. Kinda like Godzilla terrorizing the village.
Only in our case, Godzilla's village consists of a 5-yr old boy who must save his video games and action figures from impending destruction.
Create your own video slideshow at animoto.com.