Thursday, May 29, 2008

She's a new soul

Today in the library I was counting Rachel's steps. When I got to twenty I stopped counting. What else was I going to do? I had run out of fingers and toes but she kept on going.

So, she's officially walking. Crawling is a lot faster, so she still likes to do that, but she walks a lot, too. It's kind of creepy, actually.

I was in the bedroom getting dressed and she was playing in the living room, or so I thought until I heard a pitter-patter in the hallway. I looked at the doorway just as she came into sight. It was so strange to see her just standing there and then turn to walk towards me.

She walked so much today. She fell a lot, too. When Andrew came home he noticed the scratch on her nose, and her knees, and the tops of her feet, and her hands, and... Walking is hard to get the hang of, but she's doing it!

To commemorate this day, we tried to make a movie of her walking, but she was rather uncooperative. It was late--past supper, past bath time, and right before bedtime--and she was extremely tired so she's acting a little like a drunken sailor. Rachel gets out-of-control hyper before bedtime, laughing, playing and falling all over the place. Needless to say, she's falling all over the place in this movie. We'll get some actual walking footage tomorrow when she's less sleepy.

By the way, New Soul is my new favorite song. My mom introduced me to it last Friday and Andrew went on yesterday to buy it for me--he spent a whole $0.89! Isn't he sweet?

We thought it was a fitting song for a video of Rachel falling over and over and over again.


  1. That's really funny. And isn't God a wise soul... making small children so close to the floor so that it doesn't hurt when they fall over, which they continually do, and making it necessary to have them in diapers pretty much until they have stopped falling over, which helps pad the thump on the bum they get every time they sit down... :-D

  2. I like the matching diaper cover/hair ribbon. Very cute.

  3. Is she wearing a "washable" diaper? That might not make sense if she isn't....anyway.....I love the song New Soul. Good choice.

  4. She is wearing a cloth diaper. BumGenius. We love 'em!

  5. That is darling! Emmy is a little slower at figuring out the walking thing, but we made quite a bit of progress just today. It really is quite strange to see your crawler standing up and taking steps. How fun!