Tuesday, March 17, 2009

leah's new trick

So, last Saturday when I got home from my morning run, Ryan said to me, "Hey, look what Leah can do." And then she stood up. Yes. She stood up. She always seems to do her new tricks when I'm not there, which simply reinforces my theory that she really doesn't like me. :) But that's a story for another post. For now, three cheers for Leah!

Ryan and I are quite certain she can walk...and that she does walk when we're not looking. We have yet to prove that theory, but we're pretty sure. She just knows we want her to so badly, that she won't do it for us.

The first part of the video is last Saturday when I got home (therefore, the non-matching outfit can be attributed to her father...hey, at least he got her dressed, right?!). The other is from two nights ago. That outfit is half attributed to me (the matching part) and half to Leah....quite eclectic if you ask me.




Yesterday I was doing yoga and Leah thought she could use her new-found standing skills to help me out. She stood on, underneath, on top and VERY close by me the entire time. I got a double ab workout from laughing so hard. She's a yoga natural.

She did stand up for about 20 seconds the other day, but she always does that when we're not watching at first so we can't get the camera. She knows she has to hold up her end of the bargain with grandma...she must walk by April. :)

On a side note, we have taken away all of her jackets. Yes, ALL of them. She was throwing way too many unnecessary tantrums so they're gone. No more. Good thing the weather is warming up or we'd have one chilly bambino on our hands.

12 comments:

Morgan said...

yay leah! she'll be walkin' in no time! :) oh and i loved the second outfit!

LTC said...

YAY LEAH! Good job missy...she has determination...I don't know that I could stand up that many times in a row :)

B, C, and D said...

Yahoo Leah!! She'll be dancing all around your house in no time!

PS. RYAN COME TO UTAH!!

Molly said...

Maren, I hope you know how much this means to every one of us (your blog readers, friends, family). You know we are all on the edge of our seats every time Leah debuts another "surprise." Seriously--I had to keep from getting tears in my eyes. Go Leah.

Jen said...

Yay Leah! (Way to go Maren and Ryan!)

Mike and Joy said...

Wow, that's awesome! Way to go, Leah!
I am laughing about you taking away her jackets, that is just too funny.

Julia said...

Ditto Molly. We are soooo happy for your family. LOVE YOU LEAH!

ed and kelli said...

oh my word.. that is awesome.. she is so stinkin active.. walking is RIGHT THERE!!! i know she will walk for grandma.. maybe her first time will be to grandma at the airport...i lug you guys.. good job bean! i'm so proud of you! and i love your outfits!

Kaylynn said...

Maren, that is AWESOME! It also looks like Leah is standing on her feet well - like the positioning, I mean. Does she enjoy pushing anything, like a stroller? She is doing such a great job! I admire you for being such a patient mom. I definitely look up to you!

Rob and Marseille said...

that's funny that she had to have her jackets taken away-like they were a binkie or something!

dani said...

YEAH LEAH! (but that looks exhausting!)

Brandon Danielle and Laneah said...

oh that is great!!! I love how she pops up...that is so cute. :)