I'll just get right to it – Hazel took her first steps yesterday!! In an AT&T store, which just makes me feel like a big yuppie dork. Amos and I went to Syracuse yesterday to replace our pretty old, battery-not-working, scratched-up cell phones with iphones. Amos has a student who works there, and he was nice enough to cut us a deal, so we went all the way out there in a flurry yesterday afternoon. The flurry part was my fault. I just wanted to get it over with, plus we needed to go to the mall out there anyway (actually, turns out we didn't, but we didn't know that until we got there). While in AT&T, Hazel and I had a lot of time on our hands, so I took her out of the stroller & let her practice walking. She just seemed like she wanted to run away from me, and since I had not had any garlic, beans, vinegary products that day, I thought she might be ready to try walking on her own. And she did! She walked back and forth between the two of us. She walks really fast, all leaned forward, and laughs the whole time. Luckily this happened yesterday, because she's cutting another new tooth (#5 is completely out now) and was acting like someone coming off methadone.
Needless to say I did not get a photo, or video. But we will soon, I'm sure. For now, you can just take this photo as evidence that she was indeed alive yesterday. (Oh, and we flipped her car seat around yesterday too, which I think she liked.)
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