So, it happened today - I think Leah secretly reads this blog when I'm not looking, but she is finally, finally walking on her own. Yup, no assistance from mommy either. Just Leah, putting one foot in front of the other. It just happened too. The two of us had come home from volunteering at Grace's school, something we do every Thursday and I lead my youngest into the house and well, she just kept walking. That's all she did while I got lunch ready and that's all she's been doing since. Just walking - into all the rooms of the house. All over the backyard. In her bare feet, in her sandels. Wearing a hat, without a hat. Without her diaper on. Just walking. She hasn't figured out how to get up on her own just yet, so there is some knee walking action but I think that won't be around for long.
I should also mention that Leah has also started to get comfortable climbing onto things - couches, picnic tables.
I am biting my tongue against saying, for the moment, I miss the non-walking you. I'll let my daughter enjoy her new found freedom of walking....where she wants to - for now.