And there she goes...again

And There She Goes Again from Ali Edwards on Vimeo.

It's good times around here. Yes, indeed. 

Can you guess one of my most favorite parts in this video? 

She is almost 11 months old and getting closer and closer each day to that next big milestone. She is the happiest, most joy-filled, bright-eyed little girl. And so, so funny. She loves to eat and makes constant mmmmmmmmm noises bite after bite. She's especially interested in anything anyone else is eating and gets a little indignant when we deny her repeated requests to share. She's really a fearless eater (and yes, it's likely I am just a tad more sensitive to the whole food issue because of a certain almost-eight-year-old who also lives under this very same roof) and I love that about her.  

Watching her personality emerge has been really good entertainment. The kind that warms your heart and makes you remember all that is good and wonderful in the world. We laugh and giggle and support and blow spit bubbles and redirect and snuggle and pinch cheeks and say "watch this" over and over again.


Totally loving and soaking up all your wonderful thoughts & one little word selections in the comments yesterday. I hope to have the rest of my December Daily pages to show you later today or tomorrow. 

Feel free to keep posting your thoughts on your one little word. I will be compiling all the words early next week into one big list to share. 

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    2009-12-30 02:29:58 -0500

    such a joy to watch! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Debbie McIntyre

    2009-12-30 03:54:32 -0500

    My youngest is 29, so I thank you for posting this video. There's nothing so sweet as seeing those little feet make their way across the floor and hearing the excitement from her very proud big brother. Little Anna is such a treasure and it's a treat watching her grow before our eyes.

  3. Gknutson6

    2009-12-30 05:00:01 -0500

    Awww-my 11 month old daughter Harper loved it! Maybe this will encourage her to try walking lol!
    Happy New Year!

  4. Lisa Martin

    2009-12-30 08:04:58 -0500

    that's great, I love the little bow she took at the beginning after the first few steps.
    I'm been thinking of what my WOTY would be... and , as it did the last 2 years, it came to me as I was typing a's COSMIC. Have no idea why, but there it is!

  5. Kristen Zuro

    2009-12-30 08:24:49 -0500

    What a cool kid! Didn't she just learn to crawl? She's just three weeks younger than my niece Ari so I it's fun to compare how they've developed at the same time with some things and not at others. Glad that she's a good eater - my niece is the same way! Must it was in the stars when they were born? Lol...

  6. Deborah

    2009-12-30 08:55:06 -0500

    She is adorable and Simon is an amazing big brother! I loved it when he cheered for her. Thanks for sharing a little fun with us.

  7. Lesley AKA hungryheffy

    2009-12-30 10:25:35 -0500

    simon is so cute, encouraging his little sister. it must warm your heart to see him with her. it wont be long until she finds her feet and takes her first step freestyle!

  8. Nicky from Canada

    2009-12-30 10:33:36 -0500

    Isn't she a button - I know my favorite part is when Simon rubs her head!!! So cute

  9. Jennifer Serrano

    2009-12-30 12:23:50 -0500

    I think your favorite part is when Anna reaches for Simon, that is So adorable, you can tell she loves her big brother and he loves her! Enjoy before sibling rivarly starts, hehe!

  10. debbie

    2009-12-30 14:39:27 -0500

    2010...GRACE...grace to accept people where they are, grace to allow myself to be me, grace to love my family as Christ loves me, unconditionally.

  11. Jamie Fisher

    2009-12-30 16:30:21 -0500

    MY favorite part is when Anna turns & reaches for Simon as he runs by her back toward you! Older kids are the rock stars of the family to the babes! Rock on Simon & Anna!

  12. Nancy

    2009-12-30 16:41:56 -0500

    Just precious! Thanks for sharing this little slice of your world.

  13. Melissa

    2009-12-30 17:26:43 -0500

    I have the same kind of video we did of my baby boy Brevan just this month of him learning to walk with a toy! Anna is cute! Also thanks for the idea of sharing on vimeo. I did not know they existed! now my mom is MS can see the video! Thanks!

  14. Amybug

    2009-12-30 18:13:45 -0500

    I love the little groove she does when she stops lol!

  15. Kathrin

    2009-12-31 03:00:55 -0500

    That is soooo cute - congratulations to your wonderful girl !! And have a very Happy New Year! Greetings from Germany ;-)

  16. Tona

    2009-12-31 04:32:07 -0500

    How cute is that! Thanks for sharing. They sure grow up fast, don't they.

  17. Molly

    2009-12-31 05:20:30 -0500

    My favorite part is also when Simon says "Lets cheer for her!" That is just so sweet- I love that he gets what a proud moment this is for her. What a great big brother he is!

  18. Becky H

    2009-12-31 06:21:33 -0500

    They grow so fast. I have decided on a Statement instead of a word for 2010. For me it is "Dream Big-Every Moment Counts" I want to reach for goals and things in my life that I know I can do if I dream big and make every moment count in my life personally and that of my family. Thanks for all you do Ali and giving me this to think about and inspire me to Dream Big!

  19. Sonja Chandler

    2009-12-31 07:38:45 -0500

    She is always SO, SO happy! Simon is awesome! What an encourager!

  20. Becky H

    2009-12-31 09:55:59 -0500

    Ali- I guess you could say my one word is DREAM now that I think about it.

  21. laura

    2010-01-01 06:27:15 -0500

    Che emozione grazie di condividere questi momenti!!un bacio dall'Italia e ....happy new year!!!laura

  22. Zoe Ingram

    2010-01-02 13:48:45 -0500

    I love this. My little one is the same age and toddling around with her walker. Such a blessing they are.

  23. tara

    2010-01-02 16:43:17 -0500

    thank-you for sharing anna's adorable video as she inches toward walking! what a sweet memory hearing simon want to cheer on his baby sister! i can't wait to capture those same memories later this summer. our baby girl will be 5 months in two days and our little boy will be 5 years old in two weeks! -tara

  24. Binxcat1

    2010-01-02 17:45:55 -0500

    Well MY favourite part was Anna's little curtsies (she sort of bobs down a couple of times after she took a few steps)... but then it could have been the way she sort of turns and waves her Mum to come help when she reaches the wall... but it could also have been her big brother saying "She's walking!" and the excitement in his voice... what a precious video... thanks for sharing... oh and I know what you mean about being a bit sensitive with the "next" child... apparently I am too (according to well meaning but sadly misinformed family members)! ;)

  25. Corinna

    2010-01-15 05:57:31 -0500

    So, so cute how Simon said, "Let's cheer for her!"

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