Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Milestones

You might think that once your child becomes an adult and graduates from high school that the days of reaching milestones are over.

Nope.

Recently Beth has mastered walking down stairs without holding on to the handrail. And not just 3 or 4 stairs at a time. I'm talkin' an entire flight of stairs, no hands.

I don't know when she started practicing this but I've noticed recently she'll pause at the top of the stairs. She instinctively raises her elbows for balance and away she goes!

Thump, thump, thump, thump all the way down! My heart races cause she gets faster and faster toward the bottom. I remind her to 'hang on' but she won't. You can tell she's proud of herself for this major accomplishment too! Scares me half to death!

Oh, and something else she recently started doing. When she laughs? She snorts. :)

8 comments:

Becca said...

Ahhh, the stairs scare me so much when Sammi's on them!! I really want her to be independent, and *she* really wants to be independent, but yikes, I can't even imagine her going down the steps without holding on... Heck, come to think of it, even *I* usually hold on to the handrail going down!! But great confidence, Beth!!!

Looking forward to hearing that snort for myself. :-)

Jennifer Scott said...

Go beth! I can't go down stairs without holding on & watching other people do it makes me itchy.

Meredith snorts when she laughs hard. I think it's hysterical.

Michelle said...

Yay for milestones that last well after high school!!

Mom of 12 said...

That is so awesome! She just wants to do it all by herself, not even the help from the handrail.
Sandy

Jenny said...

Oh Cindy, your header picture of Beth is fabulous!! I love it! And I love the snorting while laughing thing, it's cute :)

Kristin said...

Awesome!

Becky said...

I do love the picture of Beth as your header too. Celebrating victories in life never stop really...for any of us! I am smiling thinking of the joy you are feeling over this one...

My name is Sarah said...

Not there yet. The step part that is. So true about the milestones. We see new things each week.