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December 29, 2009

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. 


  • 51.
    Jill said…

    I love how she turns and holds out her hand to Simon. Other kids always seem to get their attention first. Why is that?

  • 52.
    Jan C. said…

    Awww, that really makes me miss having a toddler around here. I have 5 kids, and the youngest is 12, so it’s been a few years since we’ve cheered on a brand new walker!

  • 53.
    Jenny said…

    Yay :) What a gorgeous little girl, a fabulous big brother and a committed Mom and Dad to support her :) Sweet little girl. It is little ones like her that make the world worth living in :)

  • 54.
    Geralyn Gray said…

    Funny, I just posted my word for this year on my blog…this year it is AGAIN….I want to take 2010 and use my blog to look at my life again and scrapbook as many pictures as possible…..I have to learn how to scan old photos to share on my blog. Looking forward in 2010 by looking back again! I loved having a word to represent the year my word was SHINE and we did shine in 2009!

  • 55.
    ScrapMomOf2 said…

    Simon cheering her on is way too cute! I love how he passes by her, and then it appears that she reaches for him! They are adorable! Go Anna Go!! Thanks for sharing! Too cute!

  • 56.
    Katie said…

    I just love how excited Simon is for Anna!

  • 57.
    Danielle said…

    Such a wonderful milestone to make…and with the whole family present! She is such an adorable baby girl, Ali. Wishing you and your family a fabulous New Year!

  • 58.
    debra said…

    so lovely…. lets cheer for her ! :)

  • 59.
    Paula G said…

    My one little word is “preserve.” And thanks for sharing your delightful children and their milestones – I enjoy everything you show us!

  • 60.
    Barbara Milton said…

    I can soooo relate to your daughters little numnummmmm with each bite. Mine is 11 now, and I still catch her at it once in a while! Thank you for the reminder of how precious each moment is, if we will let it be.

  • 61.
    Kelli said…

    She’s so happy and cute! I love Simon’s enthusiasm :o )

  • 62.

    Seems like a good word for your family is Discover! There’s going to be a lot more to discover over the next year for all 4 of you!

  • 63.
    Amanda McGregor said…

    go Anna! Although you are making me a tad jealous – you are one of several babies way younger than mine who are walking and mine wont even stand up!! Keep being happy for your special sister Simon

  • 64.
    NancyLee said…

    HI Ali and family! that was so adorable! Ana has grown so beutifully – and fast. Thank you for sharing us a video with I’m sure Dad in the background. She has a beautiful smile like her family and the story you told us about her growing, reminds me of someone dear to me. Thanks again and all the best this coming year. I am still debating about the little word and thought of “walk” as I was enjoying the brief sunshine this morning- all for wellness and good feeling.

  • 65.
    AmberCA said…

    THANK YOU so much for sharing that!!!! That made me giggle so much, and it reminded me of my kiddos doing the same thing when they were little.
    Amber Osburn

  • 66.
    Donna said…

    This video brings a smile to my face and memories of my own sons over 30 years ago learning to walk. Thanks for the joy!
    My one word for 2010 is GRATITUDE. I hope to show more of it and have less complaints and grumbling and whining!

  • 67.
    JayPee said…

    I was editing website photos of my son’s latest triathlon – when your email came in… Anna’s first steps brought tears to this father’s eyes – and I’ve watched it twice… It seems like yesterday that HE took HIS first steps – and he now runs 10km in under 30 minutes! Enjoy it you two – it goes so fast…
    Season’s Greetings from DownUnder.

  • 68.
    Patricia said…

    So sweet … love that Simon wanted everyone to cheer for his little sister. Still mulling over words for 2010 … a few days left to ponder. Looking forward to your December Daily update. Happy New Year to all of you!!

  • 69.
    Jessica said…

    This is wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

  • 70.
    Lisa W. said…

    OMG!!! I just watched the little video of Anna, how sweet sweet sweet. Gosh I love that, she is beautiful and I can see full of life. Thats the GOOD stuff. And sweet Simon was so excited. My goodness did that bring back memories, when my daughter started walking with her litte shopping cart, man do I miss those days. Enjoy…mine are 22yrs. 19yrs, and 15yrs. time really flies.Thanks for sharing:)

  • 71.
    Jennifer said…

    What a sweet video! Simon petting her head and saying “you did it!” was the cutest!

  • 72.
    Ali Edwards said…

    I totally know how that goes Amanda :) .

  • 73.
    Ali Edwards said…

    That is so cool JP :) .

  • 74.
    Alison said…

    Anna has one very proud big brother there doesnt she…. so lovely when he said lets cheer for her. She is looking very steady on her feet and will be running round in no time. You have two very beautiful children Ali

  • 75.
    Kathy said…

    My word for 2010 is LOOK.

  • 76.
    jmbmommy said…

    so sweet! I love hearing all of you guys cheering her on.

  • 77.
    Margie said…

    I am thinking about fulfilled or fulfillment. Not sure which tense/form to use. Though I am still not sure if I will choose a word, but if I did, that is the one that is mulling around in my mind.

  • 78.
    Cindy said…

    You know how everyone thinks their kids are the cutest ever? Well your Anna really is the cutest baby ever!!! I’ve never met her yet everytime you post a photo of her I smile. She is so happy and smiley and wonderful.

  • 79.
    jesshunt said…

    awesome :) She’s so darn proud of herself and ohhh so happy – love it!

  • 80.
    Marilyn said…

    The video is priceless. I appreciate you sharing it with us. My word is Optimism. My concentration will be ME, but an Optimistic Me. Maybe that is why I continue to be single-I must be optimistic and believe in my optimism. Im optimistic that one day in one year I will be one of your delightful winners. Happy New Year.

  • 81.
    Amy said…

    So sweet, that Anna! Thanks for sharing!
    My word is JOY. Life has been rough lately, but I also am so blessed. I need to remember the JOY I have in my life already and try to spread JOY to others. Thanks for helping me find a focus in my overstuffed, full life…:-)

  • 82.
    Trina said…

    Love the video and both are so cute – Anna for the look of achivement on her face and Simon for his cheering and excitement at watching his sister achieve this milestone. My son (who is almost 4) wanted to watch it over and over – I think we made it to 5 times then it had to be the last time. I hope he has the same excitement when his little sister (who is a few months younger then Anna) begins walking.

  • 83.
    Dawn Hallybone said…

    I’m loving the way Simon reacted to her when he first saw her walking and the way he said let’s cheer for Anna, so sweet don’t you just love siblings.
    I love to see what your family is up too and to see the milestones Anna’s reaching as i have a 7 month old Son who’s developing so quickly.
    Happy New Year to You and Your Family,

  • 84.
    Zoe said…

    thanks Ali for the 2010 word project! I have tasked all my family too, and my word for 2010 is TIME. Time management, time for me, time with my husband, work time and precious time for my baba.
    I’m so keen….

  • 85.

    such a joy to watch! Thanks for sharing.

  • 86.
    Debbie McIntyre said…

    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.

  • 87.
    Gknutson6 said…

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

  • 88.
    Lisa Martin said…

    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 comment…it’s COSMIC. Have no idea why, but there it is!

  • 89.
    Kristen Zuro said…

    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…

  • 90.
    Deborah said…

    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.

  • 91.

    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!

  • 92.
    Nicky from Canada said…

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

  • 93.
    Jennifer Serrano said…

    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!

  • 94.
    debbie said…

    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.

  • 95.
    Jamie Fisher said…

    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!

  • 96.
    Nancy said…

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

  • 97.
    Melissa said…

    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!

  • 98.
    Amybug said…

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

  • 99.
    Kathrin said…

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

  • 100.
    Tona said…

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

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