Monday, July 21, 2008

where oh where...

...have my baby girls gone?!


today kate decided to start walking behind her little walker toy...big, unsteady steps...but nonetheless, she made it across the room and was even able to negotiate some turns. perhaps the funniest part was her reaction when she came to an obstacle (like one of the MILLION peek-a-blocks or legos!)...she'd tuck her head down and push with all her might. i think this may just be a sign of what's to come...seriously, it is so funny to watch how different the girls personalities are...kate's as gung-ho as elizabeth is tentative! but i'll admit that it was a little bittersweet to pack up the exersaucer (sweet blessed hunk of brightly colored plastic!) and store it away for the possibility of another "baby yak"...it seems each vestige of baby-hood is slowly making its way into boxes and closets...making way for toddler-hood.


it was a comedy of errors to try to get both alex and kate to stand and look at the camera!


this was one of the first successful trips...a bit blurry...but that just proves she's movin'


just to prove it wasn't a fluke she showed of her skills again at home...notice she is sans clothing...yes, my friends, that is a whole different stinky story!


and then there is elizabeth, who is at this very moment laying in her bed singing "zaccheus was a wee little man" quite loudly...presumably to her monkey. elizabeth...potty trained and trading in her sippy cups for "big girl cups"....elizabeth, running, jumping, singing, questioning, crafting, growing like a weed...hard to believe that she was once where kate is now...those faltering steps behind the walker...on the brink of a first birthday celebration.


these are most definitely the days to treasure...and savor, because boy do they blow by ever so quickly!

8 comments:

Amy said...

Oh, where does the time go? As Lilla has started talking in actual sentences that make total sense, not only to me, but to everyone else, it just blows me away that less than 2 1/2 years ago, she was but a bun in my oven. Such precious, precious times we have now!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

I quite literally could cry every time I put away a toy she no longer needs, or an outfit she has outgrown. It's such a happy and sad thing that is all mixed up together...such is motherhood.

Nancy M. said...

Such cute pictures! My little one has the same walker/rider. I still can't believe he will be a year old in two weeks!

Carrie said...

What a sweet post! Your girls are adorable.

And by the way, I just realized that I haven't mailed your package yet. How hard is it to take the package to the PO? I'm SOOOO sorry!! I don't know what's wrong with me! I'm workin' on it.

I hope you're having a good day!

Beefy said...

Bittersweet. Hit that one on the head.

Me and my husband have just been talking about "where it went" this week. - your girls are gorgeous! :)

Rebecca said...

it hardly seems possible that kate should be able to start walking..time sure flies! love the pictures...i know i say that a lot, but it's true! such a sweet post.

Lisa said...

Walking already?!?! My goodness...

Wendi said...

This is such a beautiful post - and one that many a mother can relate to . it does happen so fast! You birth these helples little squirming babes and turn around to see them doing things independantly.
I love that you have the obstacle of a million peek a boo blocks too... :)
They are so pretty Amanda!