Well, I am declaring today March 27, 2014, the day that Elodie started walking. She has taken upwards of 3-4 steps the last week or so but today was the day she was doing it all on her own. Gosh it was so cute! She would hold a baby or a toy and she would walk back and forth to the kitchen and Aven's room. Then when Aven was having her quiet time, and Elodie finally had some quiet time to herself, she started really practicing. She was going back and forth from the kitchen to the living room and back. Ever so quietly and nondescript. It was so cute to see her tottering and making her way around and carrying a little dolly or toy at the same time. Of course she still is crawling to get from here to there but its only a matter of time before she's off and running.
I supposed I'll go ahead and declare today the day that Miss Elodie started talking too. She has slowly said a few sounds these past few weeks but today she really implemented the "all done." She chit chats and makes sounds and grunts and points and uses some hand gestures but today she kept saying "all done" when looking in her dish from dinner. She said "all done" after I nursed her and offered her more! She also clearly said "dada" this morning before Abe went to work. Now, I won't lie that I wish it were me (she does babble Mamam, mamma sometimes but mostly when she's upset) but it is still so exciting to hear actual words come from her.
As always, it is a pleasure to watch this little sweet pea growing and changing. We do love her so.