We had a little get-together with family on our way down to the beach - just a simple splash-water-slip-n-slide run amok kind of thing.
Svea loved her cupcake, and Graham and Henry loved helping her figure out how to dive into it.
I can't believe that I CAN believe that Svea is one. Just in the last two weeks she has outgrown babyhood in remarkable ways (I know ALL parents say that at some point. I just wanted to join the ranks). She is standing up from a squatting position without holding on to anything. In response, Henry has been standing with his feet spread far apart and rocking side to side, then praising himself by saying, "Good standing, Henry, GOOD STANDING!"
Svea also clearly says, "Uh Oh" everytime she throws something off of her high chair tray. Which she does often. When she actually takes a bite of food, she looks at me and says, "Mmmmm."
This morning she stood from squatting, and then danced a minute, and then sat down real hard. She looked up at Brian and shook both of her clenched fists in the air and growled like she had never been so frustrated in her LIFE. I think she'll be taking those steps soon.