Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Houston, we have lift-off

Amelia has looked nearly ready to venture off on her own for a while now. She is very stable standing on her own, and I've been encouraging her to reach out for me and take that first step, and this morning she actually did. It was just two quick steps to me, and then she grabbed my hands, but then several more times throughout the day she tried again and added a few more. She even showed Dan as soon as he arrived home. We tried to get her on video, but usually she is so entralled with the camera that she would crawl right to it.We did manage to get a video of a couple of tentative steps. You can see it by clicking here.

Monday, September 7, 2009


One is definitely not the lonliest number when it is refering to your first birthday. Amelia ushered in this milestone surrounded by friends in Portugal, and in the thoughts of friends and family around the world. We hosted a birthday party at our home, and Amelia loved all the attention from everyone, and was happily passed around and social the whole time, despite a couple of sleepless nights and cranky days prior due to those pesky molars coming in (one down, three to go). She was little overwhelmed being the center of attention during cake time, but happily munched down two pieces very daintily and avoided that whole cake all over my hair first birthday photo op.

Here is a little video of her birthday song.

Here are the rest of her party photos.

And some other photos from this summer.