Monday, June 21, 2010

Standing Ovation

We are getting closer and closer to the day every first time parent waits anxiously for. The day that we all push our kids hard towards. The day that we all think is going to be the best/most exciting day of being a parent of a toddler. 
The day that, once it arrives, we will wish it hadn't come for a few more months (I am told) because now we have to put everything away, and have to monitor the child at all times.
Its the day that we can proudly announce to the world that our 'baby' is WALKING.
 Miss Maizey is pulling herself up on everything...chair legs, the dishwasher door, the coffee table, the couch, her crib, my legs... everything.
I thank (blame?) Corbin for this... it all started when I was baby-sitting him and I needed to get some stuff done, but the two of them kept getting into things (it was mostly Maizey, Corbin was just along for the ride) so I corralled them in her crib while I frantically did what I had to do. When I came back in the room, there she was - standing away, which can only mean he taught her.
(although, this picture tells a different story...)

When she stands at things, she can even let her hands go and just balance there. And now, she is also trying to walk while she holds our hands. Her little feet are so cute trying to walk, her pushing leg is stronger, so the other leg kind of drags when she tries. Its so cute, and when she sits down after her attempts, she looks so proud.  

This weekend, we were away for a wedding of an old friend of mine, Russell. Maizey and I went early and got to spend some quality time with my even older friends, Caitlin and her mom Meg. I baby-sat Caitlin when she was a little girl. She has grown up to be an incredible woman. We shopped, ate, laughed, danced, drank and I watched the two of them love on my baby girl for 3 days straight. And Missy... she loved it!! She talked to them and showed them all her tricks. She smiled and waved and hugged them. It could not have been better. It was pure magic to see the two of them love my girl the way they have loved me for so many years!!
She wore the most adorable dress to the wedding and was good for the whole ceremony. I, for some reason, didn't take my camera out all weekend, so I am waiting for everyone else to send me their pictures, so I can show you just how cute Maizey was! The wedding was great, Kate was a beautiful bride, and I am so happy for the two of them! We got caught up with old college friends and danced the night away! We got home late last night and are still exhausted today.... we'll catch up on our sleep tomorrow!
So with that... I am off to bed....


  1. That is so crazy! Doesn't it all happen so fast? Have fun! T-minus 1 week, see you soon!

  2. I love the photograph of her standing at the coffee table. You and Brian sure do make a beautiful baby