Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Not just cruisin'

This morning Molly insisted we take a walk. This of course meant that we get her little car for her to walk behind. We have been doing this walk the last few days and I am always surprised at how far she will go. Yesterday she walked down our block to the cul-de-sac, around the entire cul-de-sac and then back home again. She didn't want me to carry her at all. She wanted to be down and doing it on her own.
I could tell she was getting more and more sure footed and was able to stand up from a squat without having to hold on to anything. I knew it wouldn't be long before she wouldn't need the car anymore.
Tonight as we were all gathering for family prayer Molly took her first unassisted steps. I caught her walking from one of the toy boxes to the bed nearby. I quickly grabbed her and made her repeat her feat again. We all clapped and she stood and clapped and clapped. She loved the attention and kept walking to one of us and then clapping and clapping for herself.
When we finally settled down enough to have family prayer, Molly spent the entire prayer walking from one to the other of us and clapping. She couldn't understand why we had stopped cheering for her.

We have a walker on our hands now. Running isn't far behind!