We went to the zoo over the weekend, and the girls were excited to see the variety of animals.
However, their favorite part was playing on this:
Kind of weird.
And Harper's walking now. I've been trying to get proof on video for awhile, but it's been difficult because for a long time, she'd take a few steps and then crawl or walk on her knees (which you'll see in one of these videos). But I have a couple here for you all to check out.
Here's one of Harper yelling, "Hadley!" when she walks in the room.
Don't you love how Hadley scrambles to "hide" the toy she's playing with. We have some issues with sharing in this household.
Here's another video of Harper walking a bit, but then deciding she'd rather "walk" with her knees. This is what she'd been doing for about 6 weeks before she ended up walking. If she ends up with knee problems, we'll know why. Or maybe she's just getting ready to be a Drill Teamer.
I love the stage Harper is at right now. I'm no good at the infant stage. They scare me.
When Hadley was around 14 or 15 months, things seemed to just click for me. It was still difficult, but I felt like I had a better handle on what she needed. Plus, Hadley began to communicate in other ways then screaming her head off. I remember hearing or reading about the 5 or 6 (or maybe it was 4,000) different ways infants cried and each one meant something else. "I'm tired." "I'm hungry." "My diaper needs changing." "I'm concerned about global warming." Well, they all sounded the same to me. Anyway, it has been a lot of fun for me to get to know Harper in these last few months. She's very different from Hadley in a lot of ways, but they compliment each other well. And they enjoy each other's company for the most part. I love hearing them wake up together in the morning. Hadley always finds a way to make Harper laugh, and that is the best part of the morning for me.