Monday, February 26, 2007

one more thing.

Dear Claire,
On Saturday, we moved 5 miles that feel much bigger than 5 miles, and you turned 10 months old. Except for a few cranky hours compensating for missed naps, you did amazingly well. It has been fun to watch you explore this new place. This morning we went for a walk and instead of seeing transients, we were eye to eye with a suspicious looking cow. The most amazing development is that somewhere between 9 and 10 months, you figured out that you love to crawl (forward even!). There are serious treasures to check out in our new place. A bookshelf that you had no interest in at the little house held your attention all morning as you attempted to relocate my school books and climb into the bottom shelf. It was way too funny to upset me.

You can tell a lot about a person by his or her first word. Your dad's first word was "bike." Yours was "hi." For you, this word is almost always accompanied with a wave. I love that you wave at people in the market. I love that you clap when I sing off key. Home is where you are. You make me smile.


Anonymous said...

Its sounds like ahe is saying Hi there! It is so cute! I am happy for you with your new house.


Anonymous said...

Stop by on your walks sometime! You might wait for a few days, the kids are sick and coughing right now.

Also, I am going to pop over and say hi soon too :)

Their Giant said...

Leslie, Come by any time! We'd love to see you. I'll give your kiddos time to recover before we visit. :)

Anonymous said...

Just thought you would enjoy knowing that this little video is now on my Myspace page under the section "Who I'd like to meet"

Anonymous said...

hi, right back at you

love uncle AUsTIN.