I’m behind, again. Why do I always do this to myself. Fair warning…this is going to be a long post with a whole lot crammed in. I want to get all caught up before Scarlett turns one next week. What in the world!
Scarlett is changing by the day I swear. She’s in this stage where she’s just picking up on all these big milestones in a super short amount of time. She finally started crawling on March 22nd, just shy of being ten months old. Then a little over a week later, she took her first solo steps (not too surprising – walking has always been her preferred method of getting around). My family was even in town to witness both of these life changers for her which was fun. She’s the shyest girl I know, but she can turn it on for an audience.
Mint M&M’s from Lexee’s bridal shower the night before did the trick. Who woulda thought?
Then she became our little ten month old.
^^This is what she really thought about it most the time haha
Such a goofball.
Then we celebrated her first Easter.
The week after that, Auntie Lex got married.
Then Scarlett started getting a little more confident with her steps and liked playing the walk-back-and-forth-between-mom-and-dad game.
We thought for sure that she would be walking everywhere within a few days of that but instead she got more and more cautious, to the point where she wouldn’t even take one step without my hand to hold. She must not have been a fan of the occasional hard hit she was taking during her endeavors haha. I was so disappointed because the end of my hunch over, walk-me-around-for-hours-mama, I’ll-throw-a-tantrum-til-you-do days seemed right at my fingertips! Some may have called it naive, but I was 100 percent sure that my life would get so much easier when she started walking on her own. (And people, it has. I’m in heaven with my walking girl.) For anyone that’s spent a decent amount of time around our sweet little Scarlett, you get me. I just call it mama’s girl to the extreme.
On April 27th I took Scarlett for her first swim at the pool with Brittney and Ollie. I was a little nervous about how she would react but she loved it (even though her face in most these pictures suggests otherwise). It’s our new fave activity around here.
And then she was our eleven month old.
^^”Really, guys? This again?”
^^”They call me tubby.”
^^”Eh I guess this isn’t so bad.”
^^”Wait, I’m eleven months old? Say whaaat!?”
Right there with you girl, right there with you. Time flies unbelievably fast.
Then this past Friday, May 15th, she decided she was ready and started really walking! I didn’t have to be there on the other end coercing her, her little hand wasn’t glued to mine every waking hour of the day, it. was. awesome. She’s definitely still a little wobbly but her confidence is growing more and more everyday. She still likes to hold my hand if I’m there to offer it to her, and you can see the nervous look on her face every time she’s walking an extra long stretch but it’s quickly fading away. She’s especially cautious on the tile which is nice because I don’t have to worry as much that she’s gonna do something crazy. It’s even gotten to the point this week where I don’t feel like I have to be right there to make sure she doesn’t hurt herself too badly, she’s getting the balance thing down pat and I am loving it.
This week we’ve just been prepping for her party and trying to wrap our minds around how it’s already been a year!
While we were out shopping we naturally had to try a party hat on, she refuses to wear anything on her head so I wanted to see if it was at all possible. To my surprise, she was pretty ok with it! I think she felt beautiful. Hopefully she’ll like it just as much next week.
^^Then I couldn’t leave these out from earlier this week, I mean those babies!! We still grocery shop with Kaitlin and Bennett pretty much weekly. We love it. And them.
And finally to wrap things up, Tuesday night we were able to go to the Payson Temple open house with some friends. It is the prettiest temple, definitely a must see!
So so thankful for temples and eternal families. We are blessed!