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This has been a fun week full of firsts….
- My daughter read her first book to me….for the first time. I did not cry when she read it, but I almost did when I realized my husband caught it all on video. (Did I mention that I love him?) It was mostly just a book of words, but I listened like I was hearing the greatest piece of literature ever written…or read. And, when she read the one sentence at the end, I almost gave her a standing ovation. Seriously. But she was sitting on my lap so I clapped and yelled instead.
- Several people in this great state actually said to me this week: “I’m so tired of snow.” Now, I can tell you that in my 30-something years as a Mississippi girl that’s a first.
- My baby tried to take his first step. He forgot to move his feet so he fell right over, but I just loved the look of “there’s something to this” that he had on his face when he sat up and got ready to go again.
- My daughter and I took the baby through a car wash for the first time on the way home from school the other day. (We were washing the car, not him. All this winter weather had left it looking….well, just ugly.) He screamed. A lot. The car will have to stay dirty until he’s a little older, I guess.
- Lest you think none of the firsts was fun for him…he ate his first bite of cupcake. Oh man did he love me for that!
- And, finally, my daughter tied her shoes….all by herself. Double-knots and all.
Oh – shoe tying! I need an 8 year old to make that his “first!”
Isn’t it so stressful? I can remember how much I agonized over it as a child….I thought for a few days she was going to get too frustrated and give up, but she was determined!
So many amazing, proud first for a momma, isn’t it :). Congrats on your daughter starting to read and your son starting to walk!
Debra S says
Stopping by via the Finer Things Friday hop. Sounds like you had an amazing week. Treasure it.
Thanks for stopping by….It has been a great week. So thankful for it!
Ginger Caughman says
Charlie, what thrilling FIRSTS! And wonderful that you noticed!
Tying shoes is really hard to learn. And reading is the KEY!
My 6-year old grandson has learned to do both really well this year. Nana is excited about these steps…for him, for his parents, and for you and your husband! Congratulations on your patience!
Love, Nana o/`
3d ultrasounds says
I enjoyed reading it. I’m supposed to be somewhere else in a minute but I stuck to reading the story. I like the quality of your blog 😀