Baby Steps

I really don't have a good explanation for my blog hiatus. I wish I could say that our computer crashed or we've been travelling Europe for the past few months but it isn't anything as disastrous or glamorous as either of those things. We've just been busy with life!! Kate is really busy. She took her first few steps about a week after her birthday and she's been on the go ever since. At 14 months she is really moving and has this walking thing figured out. Even though we stay on our feet moving after her, I was relieved when she figured it all out. She was getting really frustrated right before she took those first few steps and now seems much happier.

Because it is entirely too overwhelming to try to recap the last four months I will just do a boring stats post and promise to be a better blogger from now on. Kate is hilarious and has so much personality. She's definitely got opinions about things and is not afraid to let us know them. She is talking up a storm and we have noticed that quite frequently she sounds just like we have a pet parakeet. That's mostly when she is saying "more, more, more" which is pretty much anytime she sees something that she wants or thinks is hers. We hear it A LOT!

Kate says "DAWG and BAWL" constantly. She just reminded me that she also says "uh, oh". She can point to her nose, mouth, ears, eyes, hair and tummy. She does a hilarious version of "If You're Happy and You Know It" and "Itsy Bitsy Spider". She still LOVES music and dances. Her newest dance move is turning in circles over and over again which usually results in a dizzy fall to the floor. She says "bye-bye" and waves. We just got back from the grocery store where she waved to every single person we passed. I mean everyone. People get a big kick out of it. I wonder if she is running for mayor. She's got my vote!

We just got back from the beach and the child will have absolutely nothing to do with the pool or the sand. I mean she won't go near it. She clings to us for dear life when we get close to either. We are going to have to work on it. I don't know what happened to our beach baby from last summer. I think it will just take some time. She's going to have to get used to it since we spend every weekend there these days. She loves being on the beach as long as she's on her mat and we are close by. I guess that's a start.

In adult news, Peyton and I will celebrate our third anniversary Wednesday!! Hooray!! He actually surprised me with a trip to Seaside so we are headed there for a long weekend on Friday. I can't wait. We'll miss Kate, but it will be so nice to get away just the two of us for a change.

I hope everyone in blog world is doing well and having as much fun as we are. Everyday gets better and better. I promise to do a better job posting this summer as things slow down a bit. More to come soon!