Thursday, March 15, 2012

we have a walker!

Sometimes I forget what I share on Facebook and what I share on my blog - apparently I missed announcing some GIGANTIC NEW...

Clara took her first steps!  AND I was there to see it!

She was having her picture taken at our photographers home.  I had (finally?) dressed her in the tutu that I purchased 6 months ago (tutus are something I have wanted to talk about...maybe soon.).  Poor thing was miserable.  Don't know if it was the tutu, or the strangers around (our photographer has three of the sweetest little girls ever...they all kept trying so hard to make Clara smile...they tried sharing their toys and telling her how pretty she was so cute!)   Maybe she just didn't feel like smiling.  Maybe I was acting too ridiculous standing behind the photographer trying everything to make her laugh and grin (huge the way.)  Maybe she was hungry?  Tired?  Cranky?  Who knew.

So there she was.  Balling.  In her tutu.  And she just up and walks over to her dad who was sitting a few steps away...she wanted him to comfort her.  I basically started acting a fool because I GOT TO SEE HER FIRST STEPS!  I didn't miss it!  I wasn't away when it happened!  I WAS THERE!!  You don't even know how huge that was.  To see my baby take those first independent steps...oh...tear in my eye.

Needless to say, we took a little snack break and busted out the cake for the next picture session...and all was right with the world again.  I was beaming all day. 

She hasn't walked since. Ha!


  1. so awesome!! what a treat that you were there to experience seeing it live!!

  2. Clara had the good manners to wait until you were in town to walk for the first time. ;)

  3. Yay!! Love that pic of you two. I missed Fin's first steps because I was picking my MIL up at the airport. Needless to say, I was slightly perturbed. :)



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