Living it up.

Our little lady was having a ball last night with her Bead Squiggly Toy. She was livin it up!

And she practiced her newfound walking skills…

And moved onto carrying heavy loads!

I can’t believe how quickly she has taken off! All those months she’s been biding her time, observing, waiting to make her move. And now…she moves!

And speaking of living it up, can you guess where we’re going tomorrow? 🙂

First steps!

You know what’s sad? How infrequently I blog. That’s what’s sad. Once upon a time, I was a regular blogger. Like…the “every day” kind of blogger. Or at least the “every-other-day” kind of blogger. Now I’m like a “once or twice a month” kind of blogger. Well, such is life. It ebbs and flows, does it not?

I have news! Thus the reason for my post today. Sweet Sophie took 3 little steps yesterday. I set her up on her feet in the middle of the floor (to “practice”, as we like to say) and she took 3 steps to the couch. I was so proud of her! Kevin’s mom and I were cheering so loudly. Kevin was upstairs and he came down right away, rightly assuming that we were cheering because Sophie had taken some steps. She did it an hour or so later too, but Kevin missed that too!

Today before daycare, Sophie and I did some more practicing and she really caught on. She took about 6-10 steps in a row from the center of the room to her little play table. And then she did more in our bedroom to get to the folded blankets that she likes to play on. And then she did some more in her bedroom to get to her toys. It was great! I’m hoping that spending the day at daycare with a few other new walkers will give her some motivation and confidence.

She looks so cute when she toddles, her little arms up for balance and her legs so straight and stiff. I’ll try my best to get it on video.

YAY! We have a WALKER!

mismash, hodgepodge, conglomeration

Not much to do here. Might as well write. Right?

I can’t decide if I’m actually hungry, or if I’m just bored and want to eat. Know what I mean? I eat when I’m bored. I love food. Almost all food. There are very few things that I don’t like. I don’t like pickles or cantaloupe or sushi. But I’ve only tried sushi once. I’d be willing to give it another try.

This morning I watched a clip on youtube of the last 8ish minutes of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. I can’t get it out of my mind. It’s horrible-horrifying. If you haven’t read that book, or any books on the Holocaust, I suggest that you do so. Yes, the details are disturbing and they haunt you. But I believe that it is so important to know, to remember. Don’t those millions of people deserve to be remembered? Even if it is through a fiction story. Same goes for Sarah’s Key, which I blogged about here.

Onto something happy. This morning Sophie walked, holding onto my fingers, all the way down the hall to her room and back out to the living room. She’s on her way! She doesn’t yet stand unassisted, so I know that walking isn’t imminent, but every little thing she does makes me so excited and proud. I love her 🙂

I have now started The Road by Cormac McCarthy. It’s slow, but interesting and good. I like the writing and the story is growing on me. I found it in my coworker’s office one day and when I asked her if I could borrow it she said that it didn’t belong to her. She said I could just take it. But I’ll return it because I need another book like I need a hole in my head.

LOST is on tonight 🙂 I’ve been digging this LOST blog. I think it gives a good account of what happened (plus some amusing commentary) plus the author’s overall rating of the episode. I’m a huge dork.

Steph and I ran 9 miles on Sunday and we’re planning on doing 11 this weekend. Our race is in less than 2 weeks! Yikes! Sophie and I went for a walk yesterday morning to give my legs a little rest, and then this morning was so cold and miserable that I wasn’t about to take her out. I plan to run a few miles when I get home from work today, and happily the sun is just now peeking through the clouds.