Tonight BJ and I donated blood at the Red Cross. We took Kessa with us so we wouldn't have to find a babysitter and just took turns donating blood. She was adorable. While I was donating blood, BJ would bring her over to where she could see me and she'd wave and say, "Hi!" So cute. She also kept trying to crawl under the Christmas Tree.
Then we switched and Kessa ate snacks with me. Then she kept wanting to crawl over to Daddy while he was giving blood, and I just didn't think that'd be a good idea. Sanitation and all that jazz. So I distracted her by going back over to the Christmas tree. When we turned the corner, the tree was on the far side of the room. She was walking while holding my finger, so I pulled my finger out, figuring she'd take 2-4 steps then fall and crawl the rest of the way. Because that's what she's been doing for a month or two now. But to my surprise, she just kept going. Walked the whole length of the room! We played with the tree for a bit (she's learning the words Ball, Star, and Heart from our ornaments, so I was asking her, "Where's the ball?" and she'd point to the nearest one.) then went back and told Daddy about her newest accomplishment! He was duly impressed. Then we went back to the tree and she walked the length of the room again! I was much more excited than she was, I think.
I let her walk towards Daddy several times so that he could see her, then I'd just stop and drag her back when she got too close to the donation room. When BJ got done, we had her walk to him several times. Then we decided to take a video. Because we have an iPod and can do that. (Hence the lower quality than usual for picture and video.)
Isn't she just so cute?! I love watching her walk and tumble at the end. She won't stand up after a fall yet. She'll just keep crawling. And she only walks if I stand her up first. So she's still got a little bit to go before I declare her an official walker, but as far as milestones go, I'm going to totally count this one.