You have truly been gaining your independence this month and wrapped up the month by officially walking!
Right before that big news, we had other big news to celebrate–LuLu was able to officially retire on her 55th Birthday! While you’ve been in daycare for the past nine months she’s been visiting you every day on her lunch break and counting down the days until she could keep you full time! This is the absolute biggest blessing for us and I know you two are going to become the best of buddies!
This month also wrapped up the football season except for bowl games and you were such a trooper! Bedlam had a late kickoff and you were awake until the game went into overtime and you just fell asleep on your daddy despite the crazy noise!
You are my big helper and love to help with the laundry, dusting and vacuuming.
You like to crawl around underneath the table and chairs, but you cry if you get stuck and can’t figure out which way to go to get out.
Your cousin Cambria gave you her walker so you run in circles in the middle of the kitchen while I cook.
You will do anything for a laugh, and if you get a laugh, you will do it over and over and over again. :) Like sitting on toys that are not chairs and tumbling off of them, sticking socks in your mouth, or doing both for double the laughs…smart girl. ;)
We went to the aquarium for the first time and you absolutely loved it! It’s only fitting that your favorite part is the shark tunnel since that’s where your daddy proposed. :)
We went to the hospital to meet your new cousin Aiyanna and when we stopped by the nursery you were calling the babies “kitty”…they did have a lot of hair for newborns, so your mistake was understandable. :)
Happy 11 months Madelyn Adele! I can’t believe you are already walking! You stand up and so confidently take steps forward when you will surely soon wobble and fall down. We watch you and hold our breath, hoping you don’t injure yourself, but smiling all the while ready to clap and celebrate the second your bottom hits the ground so that instead of crying you will smile and get right back up again. Your newfound independence is a reminder of how quickly our role as parents is changing from providers to encouragers. We have to let you do things on your own and provide you with the confidence of knowing that we’ll be right here, holding our breath, hoping the falls aren’t too damaging, encouraging you to get right back up again and celebrating when you soar.