Princess A got this Disney princess car from Grandma and Grandpa H for Hanukkah. She has always loved the car but now that she walks she loves it on a whole other level.She touches the buttons so the car makes sounds and then she pushes the car backwards and forwards like a madwoman. I get exhausted watching her.Sometimes she lets go of the car and starts to run around. She isn’t able to go as fast on her own but she is getting there.I made Princess A stop because she kept ramming into us and pieces of furniture with her car but she was NOT tired. So she stared at the car from across the room.
Car- Gift from Grandma and Grandpa H
Recently you took your first steps in becoming independent… you learned to walk. I still make you hold my hand so you don’t run away but you don’t really need my help. I realize this is the first of many milestones you will make but to me it is the most awesome and saddest one I think I will ever experience.
When you walk there’s no denying it. You aren’t a baby anymore… you are a little person. It feels so amazing when you run into my arms for a kiss and hug but I know some day we may argue and you will use those same legs to run away. I hope in those moments you always remember that I love you no matter what!
Right now you are so happy when you walk. I think you must know what a big deal it is. I hope you are always able to get excited about the small joys in life… even when you a super cool teenager.
When you fall you get upset for less than a second and then bounce right up and start walking again. I hope you meet all of your future challenges with the same kind of determination and enthusiasm.
Sometimes you look back and smile at me when you walk a long distance. Princess A, please remember the little people like Mom and Dad when you are older and off achieving your dreams.
Know that I will always be there for you no matter how many times you fall flat on your face.
No matter how much you grow up you will always be a tiny baby with a tiny hand that fits perfectly in mine. So forgive me if I continue to mother you even when you are off at college.
Oh and don’t forget to look both ways, 3 times, and say a prayer before you cross the street. You live in Manhattan and one of the few things that never changes in New York are the crazy cab drivers.
I love you!
Now that Princess A can walk I like to give her a chance to try her new skills outside. I make her hold my hand though because I don’t want her crawling all over the dirty ground.She smiles a lot when she is walking because she is so proud of herself!Other times she just stares in awe of the new things that she can see now that she can walk.Then we go inside so she can walk/crawl on her own. She still loves cruising on tables!When she falls she gets very upset and frustrated. I try to remind her that even the Little Mermaid struggled when she first learned to walk!Then after a couple of seconds she is back to smiling…And posing for the camera.I agree Princess A it is tough work being so cute!Ok, now it’s time to go home for a nap!!!!
Shoes- Stride Rite