Saturday, September 20, 2008

New Discoveries Around the Corner

Things have changed a bit around the Mc"Clan" household. For one, Ham is walking. Not just a few steps, but today she walked almost the span of the kitchen. Nineteen steps.

Ham began to try to walk on September 5th. That morning she took two steps (I missed them). Later that day, I was there when she took two more steps. Through the last two weeks, she has taken several more steps. On September 17th, she took the most steps I'd seen...8 steps. She took four steps, turned, and took four more. I cried.

Other new things is that Ham can now say six words...sometimes while signing them. She can say, "Ma ma, da da, pa pa, ba (ball), buh bye, and manana (banana)." She began signing "banana" three days ago when I sat her in a her highchair and was making her oatmeal. She said, "manana" and then reached for the bananas. She has been doing a weird 'more,' or 'clapping' sign and when I didn't know what it was yesterday, she crawled into the kitchen, pointed to the bananas on top of the microwave and turned to sign it to me again. I was shocked.

Life has changed. And it is good.

Sorry that it has taken me so long to update. I have been pleasantly busy with art and hanging out with my friend, Mer. It's been a long time since I've been out and about this much, but it does cut into computer time.

Here's the newest pictures of her, too.


Rick said...

a precious child. Once they start walking, you've lost all control. They no longer stay where you put them. Next thing you know they're getting married - my oldest in three weeks. Where did our baby go? We should have never taught her to walk.

Allyson said...

What a big girl!!! Im so proud of her! :) Hannah will be right behind her! Leah may walk... one day :)

Allyson said...

did I seriously not leave my number? I'm such a loser. I wanted to watch sophie for you so u could do some organizing! I'd love to watch her sometime though. The girls would have a blast! Just give me a ring! 790-4990.

Hannah said...

She is sooo adorable.