Tuesday, February 19, 2008

It's official: she's a toddler

Seriously, Sarah's walking. All by herself. She has an adorable routine that she goes through to stand up: she does a perfect downward-facing dog, then moves into a squat, then powers up to a stand. Her leg muscles are enormous. Then, grinning like a pint-sized maniac, she takes a few steps — actually, more than a few now! — and beams us a triumphant look when she either gets to where she was going or loses her balance and sits down. It's great.

Anyway, I offer evidence from yesterday morning:

Beth had just had me read her Fancy Nancy — again — and decided she needed to be fancy, ergo the dress-ups. It was about all we could do to get Sarah to keep the hair bow in. Though, come to think of it, later in the day she decked herself out in a feather boa and refused to take it off.

But the walking! She does it without coaxing, without a need for fanfare, and purely for the enjoyment of it. She can make it all the way across the room if she decides to, drunken-sailor fashion, and she's much steadier if she has something in her hand.

She's always had a great little booty dance, but it's even better seeing it out in the middle of the floor, where she isn't holding onto someone's hand or a piece of furniture. This is also the first footage I have of Beth dancing that isn't her twirlng around in a circle. I so can't wait to see these kids when they're going to junior high dances!

Okay, that's it with the videos. I'm torturing you all, I know. (Unless you happen to be a grandparent, in which case I'm guessing this post gets e-mailed to your 40 closest friends.)


Sarah Kay said...

How great is that? I love the "butt juke," as my dad calls it. Thanks for the laugh.

Melissa said...

That is so fun that Sarah is walking!! And dancing! How cute! We miss you guys! Sounds like you're having lots of fuN!

Rebecca said...

how precious, I am excited that we are going to be able to go to Boston to see your sweet little ones and to see where you live! I can't wait!

Brooke said...

The walking! The dancing! The 80s music! Oh, this was lovely to see. Bring on the videos anytime.

Jessie said...

Aw this makes me miss you guys tons!