Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Nieve Gets Her Sea Legs

Llama's make for effective walking props

Almost made it!

Nieve took her first steps a few weeks ago but she's still approaching walking with caution. Her reservation is just fine by Grammy, as a mobile Nieve makes caring for her even more challenging. This evening, Grammy's walk-stalling efforts were undermined by Auntie Sheila's determination to get Nieve taking steps on her own.

Auntie She sez, "Best of luck Grammy! Hahahahahahahah!"

Nieve did several runs, walking the eight or so feet from Auntie She to me with growing confidence. All it took was a little coaxing by holding up her 'Honey Bunny' and saying a few encouraging words. Nieve was visibly proud of herself, smiling through her efforts and looking at all of us for praise and adoration.

"It's so easy I can do it with my eyes closed!"

As much as Mom and I are indescribably proud of Nieve it was Auntie She that was beaming most at Nieve's progress. I'm not sure if it's because Auntie She revels in her niece's accomplishments or takes devilish delight in knowing Grammy's going to have her hands full tomorrow, but it's likely a little of both.

She had intense focus and determination, her arms wide at the ready... oh and Nieve had a little of that as well


CalBadger said...

Okay Nieve! She's looking prettier every day! I can hardily wait until April 16th.!

Holly Teetzel said...

Bi-pedal locomotion - that girl is on her way! Loved Ronan's busy-ness in the background. Never a dull moment at Casa Amherst :-)