Official a Walker!

I’ve officially declared Falyn a walker. She is now walking all the time. I’ve stopped counting her steps and come to grips with the realization that I now have a toddler.

Happy Birthday Talia!

Today Talia turned 12! It’s hard to believe that she will be a teenager in just one short year. I recently scanned in some negatives of Talia taken in the hospital right after her birth. Wasn’t she a cute baby?

She has grown into such a lovely young lady in whom we are very proud. She’ll be starting junior high next year with high school only two years away. Before I know it she will be headed off to college. The time we have with our children in their youth goes by so fast. We need to remember that and treasure this time while we can.

35 Steps!

Falyn’s just took 35 steps in a row and is walking almost all the time now. I suppose I can stop counting now…

Big Bear Weekend

We spent the weekend in Big Bear. We drove up on Friday morning and came back on Sunday afternoon. Grandma Nancy and Grandpa Ron came up on Saturday. We stayed in a nice cabin with a great deck, complete with a swing. We took walks up in the forest and found some patches of snow. The kids loved making a snowman and throwing snowballs at each other. We also drove down to the lake and played on the boulders and tossed rocks into the water. We all had a great time.

17 steps!

Falyn’s new record is 17 steps. She is now walking about half the time and crawling about half the time.

15 steps today!

Falyn is getting braver with walking and today took 15 steps on her own. She stood herself up and walked across the living room. I saw her several times today take off walking from one thing to another. I think she has finally decided it is time to start walking.

New step record!

This evening Falyn did 13 steps in a row, twice! We were up in the bonus room and I thought I’d try to get her to walk. I stood her up and stepped back. She took a few steps, I kept moving and she took some more. She got all the way up to 13 before falling down.

Talia Made the Softball Team!

Congratulations Talia on making the school softball team!!! We are so proud of you. There were 22 girls trying out for 12 positions, so making the team wasn’t easy. I know that you will work hard at practice and help make this a great year for you team.

How Crazy is This?

Yesterday Dan went to pick up the plans from the building department at they city. They would not give him the plans because we have to pay a “sewer addition fee”. Apparently this is due to us adding bedrooms to our house. So, Dan drove over to the sanitation district office to pay the fee. They told him that they could not give him an amount without the plans. So, he had to drive back over to the city and ask to “borrow” the plans to give to the sanitiation district so he could pay the fee and then bring the plans back and have them give them to him. The plans are now with the sanitation district so that they can analyize them and get back to us on how much money we have to pay them.