Jade’s latest

15 Apr
In the short time that Jade has decided to give up crawling, she has been making leaps and bounds (pardon the pun) in her walking ability.  I forgot to mention that she had immediately grasped walking sideways around obstacles, and backwards, as well.  She still sits down (unintentionally) fairly often, but she’s practically running from room to room now.  When I was at Asheya’s house yesterday, I would dig to the bottom of the diaper bag for a toy, look up, only to find that Jade had disappeared into the kitchen at the other end of the house.
We went for a family walk today, Michael, Jade, Nanuq, and I.  Jade was in the stroller for the first part of it, but when we came to a playground, we took her out and let her go down one of the BIG slides.  I was scared at first, intending to hold her all the way down (from the side of the slide), but Michael went to the top and I went to the bottom and he let her slide down on her back.  And then he had her sitting up.  I was worried about her tilting to one side and falling off, but the sides were amply supportive and she was as solid as a rock.  As well as greatly entertained.  She loves to slide!
When we got back to the SS Klondike, where we had parked, we let Jade down on the dry grass to wander at will.  She was delighted at the freedom to go wherever she pleased in this BIG! OPEN! SPACE!  Funnily, when she’s outside, she seems to fall forward as often as she falls backward, though she doesn’t appear to mind.  She chased a dry leave being blown by the wind, slapped it around a little, and then, finding that her mittened hands couldn’t grasp it, put her face down to, I presume, try getting it with her mouth.  By then, the leaf had gotten perilously close to a dog poop (besides not being particularly sterile itself, I suspect) so I quickly moved her to another area of interest.
While Jade was running around, Michael was resting his chin in his hand, leaning on the stroller.  As we headed for the car, he said, "I like spending time with you like this."  And this is one thing that I can whole-heartedly agree with.

One Response to “Jade’s latest”

  1. Rhapsody April 17, 2007 at 10:23 am #

    Hi there, it has been at least 2 years since i have visited! Can you imagine, my goodness, well i guess before i go any further i should say, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Easter…and all other holidays i missed these past 2 years…lol, lol, lol. I trust your life is going well and based on this entry I would say that things are moving along nicely, at least you seem to be enjoying it.  Congratulations on your baby girl, you are blessed.
    Have a fantastic week, much blessings.

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