Thursday, July 16, 2009

On The Move


My life is about to change and I'm never going to have a spare moment again. Allie has started trying to walk and while it's the cutest thing I wish she'd just sit her precious little butt down and crawl for another year. Not because I care about how my world is about to be completely altered with her on the go via her feet but because I am nowhere near ready for her to be growing up this quickly. I want her to crawl...I want her to put her hands up and want to be picked up...I want her to be a baby for just a while longer. One thing I don't want her to do is walk...not yet at least. I've tried to have talks with her before about slowing down a little but apparently she isn't going to take my opinion into account. Last week on Tuesday she took her first steps...1.5 to be exact and while I was so excited for her I was crying on the inside that my baby was growing up. She took 2 steps a little later in the day for her dad also. She's been holding onto furniture and cruising but has only taken a few steps completely on her own so far. I know it's just a matter of time though! She's also learned how to stand up from a sitting position and she absolutely loves that..when she does it she is so proud of herself and you can tell by the huge grin on her face...that's where my wordless Wednesday came from yesterday. Seems like just yesterday I found out I was pregnant with her and was completely horrified since we weren't expecting to have another little one. Seems like I just came home from the hospital with her and started at her the entire ride home completely amazed at her face and staring at her long fingers. You would think after 4 that you would realize how quickly it goes by and that it might seem like it slows down with later children but honestly it just goes by faster and faster...I'm excited to watch her grow and so incredibly blessed to be her mommy.


I love this one. Her Daddy thinks the world spins around her...I've never seen anything like the love that he has for her. I knew I loved him when I saw him with our boys but I saw a completely different bond when I saw him hold her for the first time.

Lucas and Allie were playing the other day and I was able to get a few shots. She had a good time attacking his belly button...he kept saying it hurt but never made her stop :) That's love!(in an 8 year olds mind at least)



16 comments:

Liz said...

ahhh...I know..I keep telling mine to quit growing up too! she is sooo cute...those are some really great photos!
liz

Windy said...

I was the same way with my youngest. All three of mine started walking at 10 months and when I saw that Karson was ready, I wouldn't let him stand, or hold his hands and let him walk. My MIL and oldest daughter would do it and I would fuss at them. Nothing helped, and he walked and I was sad, too:)

Alicia W. said...

I know what you mean girlie! Brody has been going non stop for over a week now and it seems like yesterday he was crawling around and holding his arms up too. Hold on to those moments for as long as you can. He is almost sprinting now and I'm like WHOA BOY! Slow your roll!

Everyday Mom Designs said...

Sooo very cute!

Jiff said...

Awww! Bayley is walking now too. And she still wants mommy to pick her up, thank goodness.

They grow too quickly. :(

Shannon said...

I love that picture with her Daddy. Such a sweet relationship between a Daddy and daughter.

He & Me + 3 said...

cute pictures. Yes...they do grow up fast and they move so quickly once they get going. She is just precious!

Alicia said...

I know how you feel!! But, she will always be your baby girl..no matter how big or independent she gets!!!!!

Your hubby looks soooo tanned!!!

Stephanie said...

Aw! My daughter has started to take her first steps too. When she started standing up on furniture, I was really sad...but, with another baby on the way...and my belly growing every day...I've decided that having her walk isn't so bad after all. It is sad to see her grow up, but the more she grows the more fun she is too. Yesterday, she climbed the steps at church from the basement...and almost made it to the top! She was so proud of herself too!

Veronica said...

So cool that she's walking! Won't be too long before she's taking lots of steps! Audrey barely started walking not too long ago, and instead of being upset that she started walking, I was just so happy because the child was like 15 months old!!! It's amazing how fast they grow, but I'm trying not to be sad about it this time around.

Loved the pics too. So cute!

momstheword said...

Precious pictures. Oh the independence of a toddler. The world is theirs!

I am still telling my youngest to stop growing but he isn't listening. Now he's taller than I am....sigh.

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Stacy said...

Woo Hoo I can finally see your page again!! I just downloaded Foxfire.

She is growing up so fast! She is going to running everywhere before ya know it.

drewmark19 said...

This is such a sweet tribute to your daughter. Makes me wish I would do that more often....just write down special snippets about my children and the stage they are in. There are times I see them doing something cute or saying something witty, and I just want to keep them that way forever.

♥Kim said...

aw, how beautiful! This makes me want to cry. I just can't beleive how fast our babies grow these days. Hunter is right there with her, he has taken quite a few steps these past weeks, & just starting to stand by himself for a few seconds. It's really amazing how fast they grow & what great gifts God blesses us with.
This post was so amazing!!! ♥

*Congrats on the Blog post for Alicia* :)

Julie said...

SO cute! Time sure does fly! I know now that Tyler is crawling, I can't get anything done!!