So two days ago, Clara decided it was time to try walking. She toddled towards her Daddy in the hallway of our apartment while I was upstairs visiting the newborn twins of our neighbors. I guess she didn't want a big audience. But she happily gave an encore of her solo toddling when I came back downstairs. She was exactly one year and one week old.
As if that wasn't enough, the following day Clara decided to take her first word out for a spin. She crawled into the bathroom, pulled up on this little storage unit we have, picked up the bubbles that I have been entertaining her with at bath time, handed them to me and said: "Bubble."
This time it was Gerald who wasn't home for the amazing event. Clearly, Clara is relishing divvying out her milestones to her amazed parents.
The old saying: "They grow up so fast." has taken on new meaning this week.