A couple of nights ago, I was trying to get Mary Aplin to take those first little steps to me (for somewhere around the eight thousandth time), and she sort of fell/walked a few little steps. I just didn’t feel comfortable “counting” those as her first. BUT last night, we were with Ashley (Jeremiah’s sister) and I was half talking half holding my hands out to Dapple Dapple, when it suddenly happened!! She took three tiny little purposeful steps all by herself!! So, just a few days after turning 11 months old, I’ve decided we’re counting these as her first. She took a couple more last night and a couple this morning. I am so proud of my little girl.
I might add that she has also learned to kiss upon request in the past couple of days. She hasn’t quite grasped the pucker and comes in completely smiling and opened mouth, but we’ll take it! I do have to give Jeremiah most of the credit on that one.
(These are some pictures I took of them yesterday–the day that IT happened).