Friday, November 16, 2007

In Her Own Time

Eliza Claire continues to prove that she is her own person and will not be lumped into the family mold. She does things in her own time and in her own way. And this means not like any of her siblings.

Wednesday evening she decided she was ready to walk. But no clumsy couple of steps for Eliza Claire and then falling down. We went to church for dinner. When we got inside I got her out of the stroller and stood her up. When I let go she took off walking! Six or seven steps. Then she looked at me and smiled and walked 12 or so steps. Withing just a few minutes she was walking half way across the room with no effort at all.

Did I mention that prior to walking yesterday she has never even stood without holding on to something? Never taken a step or two. None of that! Silly girl. Oh, but for a couple of months she has been walking on her knees.

I guess when you wait until 16.5 months to walk this is what happens!



Enjoy,
Jenn

5 comments:

Shelly said...

What a gem she is!! How adorable.

But your house is waaay to clean to be the mother of four! And such pretty furniture. Sigh.

Is it just me or do the girls look a lot like their big sister??

Sherri said...

Way to go Eliza Claire! Just in time for CiCi and PaPa's visit.

Karen said...

Yay Eliza! What an exciting milestone! :)

Brenna and Molly said...

Yeah Eliza!! And how funny because my neighbor twins are the exact same way. Mia started walking in June and Anja only walked on her knees. (I've never seen another kid do that either. Maybe it's a twin thing!) Until Halloween when she up and walked perfectly all over the place. And they are just 2 months older than your girls!

My Molly was the same way but without the knee walking. She was a complete lump who never cruised or anything and just up and walked perfectly when she was 17 mos old. Personally I think it's the sign of a great personality - slow and steady!

(and we have a great book about doing things in your own time. Ironically it's called "Ruby in Her Own Time")

Brenna and Molly said...

Yeah Eliza!! And how funny because my neighbor twins are the exact same way. Mia started walking in June and Anja only walked on her knees. (I've never seen another kid do that either. Maybe it's a twin thing!) Until Halloween when she up and walked perfectly all over the place. And they are just 2 months older than your girls!

My Molly was the same way but without the knee walking. She was a complete lump who never cruised or anything and just up and walked perfectly when she was 17 mos old. Personally I think it's the sign of a great personality - slow and steady!

(and we have a great book about doing things in your own time. Ironically it's called "Ruby in Her Own Time")