Thursday, July 16, 2009
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)