Meet E–a 10 month old who can run! And she came ready to show off. Her mom said that after an infancy marked by major activity from the start as well as early advances in motor skills, last week E decided to get up on her feet and MOVE for real. And she is a very fast learner!
She was zipping around the park and about all we could do to keep her in one place was to try to get her to walk up the hill instead of down, but I don’t think that will be a problem for long. Her mom was busy trying to corral all of that glorious toddler energy (where does that go in adulthood anyway?), while dad was gentle and always attentive to E’s safety as she navigated the world on her own two feet.
We tried to fool E into some family photos by entertaining her on slides, swings, and shoulders. And as a prize we were often rewarded with her winning smile, which gives new definition to smiling all the way to your eyes. She really beams.
And, for those of you who have asked, this mom did a super job of dressing little E–deep color, beautiful texture, interesting buttons, but nothing to take your gaze away from her gorgeous little face, as though that were even possible.