Monday, July 6, 2009

One small step for Sara Beth

Sara Beth has begun to take small steps without holding on to anything.  The first step was on Friday at the pool.  She crawled over to a chair and stood up to look in it, but she misjudged it and was too far away to grab a hold of it.  So she just took a step to get closer to it, and then began to fall over.  Luckily I was there to catch her so she didn't smack the concrete.  Two days later, on the 4th of July, she stood up in the middle of the room and took three steps to get over to my legs.  She successfully made it, but she scared herself with her performance and burst into tears.  I had to reassure her that walking was not a scary thing.  Today, at a friend's wading pool, she walked from one side to the other, a full 6 feet or so.  So things are going to get exciting.

Sara Beth's one year birthday is coming up at the end of the month.  Heather, being the organized person that she is, wanted to get Sara Beth's presents ahead of schedule.  And, since she doesn't particularly like waiting, we ended up giving the presents to Sara Beth a couple weeks early.

Since Sara Beth likes playing with her medical supplies so much, we decided to get her her own, kid safe set of medical equipment.  So now when she crawls around the house with a thermometer in one hand and a syringe in the other, we can rest assured that when she tries to poke herself in the eye, it wont cause nearly as much damage as it would have before.

Also, while at Toys R Us, we were walking by the stuffed toy isle and saw a large pink stuffed dog and figured it would be great.  Sara Beth loves dogs, breaking into a big smile and laughing anytime that she sees one while we stroll around the neighborhood.  And since this one is stuffed, it doesn't need to be fed, bathed, or let out into the backyard to go to the bathroom.  The perfect pet.  Sara Beth likes it just as much as a real dog, and will curl up with it at night in her crib.  Some times she sleeps on top of the dog, sometime she sleeps with the dog on top of her.  Either way, she is sleeping with a smile on her face.

Note: blueberry pancakes may be messy going in, but they can be even messier coming out the other end.  Her behind is currently stained a faint shade of blue, but we figure it will fade back to pink in the next couple of days.

Here Sara Beth and I are showing off our 4th of July attire.  She had a red hair band that went with the outfit as well, but she took it off and snapped it in two.  

1 comment:

Melissa said...

I cannot believe that she is already going to be "1". That is just crazy!! She sure is a blessing!