L finally took her first knowing steps on the 6th. A couple days later, she walked about 50 meters without assistance, a feat she’s repeated a couple times since. She was motivated the first time by the mini-bulldozer our neighbor had rented. She wanted to take a look. She’s been really into construction sites, buses, and emergency vehicles ever since our trip to NYC – all three were in abundance there. She still flat out refuses to stand on her own (except when she’s just stopped walking), though I think it’s clear she’s capable of it at this point.
We went on our first canoeing trip as a family this weekend. We kept it brief – just 35 minutes or so on the water, but it was very pleasant. We saw a few great blue herons, geese, and some baby ducks. L was very good and was almost lulled to sleep by the rocking of the boat.
Things are not always all smiles! This is a typical reaction to not getting her way. I try to be laid back about it.