Just for Daddy

… and everyone else, of course!

Carter is preparing to “step” into a whole new stage of life!  Her first steps will not be far off … this evening she stood up, did her smile and giggle routine for me, and then picked up her left foot.  It was very slow and methodical, but she was brave enough to attempt it!  She got her upper body to shift slightly forward, but then lost her balance and landed on her cushy bum.  She immediately smiled, crawled to me and hugged me.  Of course I had to hug back – what a big girl!

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The standing – getting much quicker on the standing … 

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Up – perfecting the smile and giggle … 

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and down – wow!  Standing and learning to walk is tough!  

Shopping!

This morning, we picked up “ADuh,” also known as Andy 2, and headed to Grandma and Poppy’s for the day.  We arrived around noon.  Carter, Grandma and Poppy shared quality time, and we got to meet Scooter, the cutest baby cat I’ve ever seen (I want that!!).  We later drove to ShopKo to shop (that’s what I was born to do!), and then came home.  Andy installed DSL for my parents – woo hoo!  And we spent the afternoon and evening chasing and coraling … I am watching and enjoying Carter!

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 Carter browsing the Halloween items, and loving ShopKo!  If you haven’t been, go … now!

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Grandma and Carter snuggling after a long day of shopping