It started with me and ended with Katie. Today, during Katie's nap, I took the time to clean and get dinner started early. This is something that I would like to do more often but always seem to get sidetracked by other tasks. I was actually able to get the chicken defrosted, cut into pieces and into the marinade shortly after noon. Then I cleaned the bathroom and folded a load of laundry. I felt extremely productive.
We picked Michael up from school and came home. We were in the living room playing on the floor with some toys. Katie was doing her usual routine of using everything and anything to pull up to a standing position. She used me to stand up and then let go. She actually stood there for a minute, not wavering at all. Previously, she had only stood on her own for about a millisecond. I had backed up a little to see what she would do next. And that's when another first came....her first steps! She took 3 or 4 steps towards me before falling down.
Michael and I started clapping for her and I was so excited and happy. Katie realized the big deal that we were making because she started clapping for herself! This is something that she likes to do when she knows she has done something exciting. It's so cute!
Let the craziness begin because this girl is not one to sit back and watch the world go by. She wants to be right in the middle of everything and it's one of the reasons that I like to call her "Katie Tornado". I think it was only fitting that these things happened on the first of the month as well!