The best part of it is the look on her face after her steps have ended. She knows what she is doing and she is SO proud of herself. The amazing smile proves it.
I was lucky enough to have my mom at the house last night to capture video as Riley demonstrated her new skill to Daddy for the first time (video to be posted soon!). I witnessed her true "first steps" alone at the house this past Saturday and it was breaking Kevin's heart that she hadn't shown off for him. Last night after we got home from work she was ready to go ... and I could barely contain myself when I saw tears well up in Kevin's eyes once she took those steps. These are the memories that last a lifetime.
In other news, Riley is freshly 10 months old! Monday marked 10 months - I say it every month, but I cannot believe another has passed. Her 10 month old check list looks like this:
- She says "mama", "dada" and "baba". We swear we've heard "bye bye" a couple of times, but I am not convinced enough to put it in ink in the baby book yet
- She still eats some purees, but is moving along quickly to some more "solid" solids such as chicken breast and sliced carrots. The slow-movement of this is mommy's fault due to fear of choking. If it were up to me, I'd probably send her off to college with a suitcase full of purees. She takes 4 bottles a day and insists on holding them herself.