"The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. "
Zephaniah 3:17

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thankful Thursday - SHE DID IT!!

We are so thrilled to announce that Ainsley at the age of 19 1/2 months took her first steps this week!! It has been quite a journey getting our sweet little girl to walk (she didn't even start crawling until 14 months old) and some days we honestly wondered if she would ever get to this stage. It has been such a fun week for our family all cheering Ainsley on in her new fun talent (watch the video below. :) Here are also some fun pictures from the day after she opened up this new world of discovery.

This is a pic of the night she took her first steps. She actually was sick and running fever all day that day, but she was motivated and we went for it! :)
Walking with Audrey's stroller (that doesn't hold her up.)

Sweet sisters - Audrey loves that Ainsley can now play with her in a new way. I can't wait to watch their relationship blossom even more in the days to come!

I seriously have been waiting to be able to take a picture of the girls playing like this (Austin was at school when I took these pics). How cute is Ainsley's little Lamby?!

And here she is!!

Thank you to everyone who has prayed for us during the last 6 months. Ainsley's physical therapist kept telling us that walking was going to have to be her idea to get up and walk and she was going to do it in her own timing. (Boy, was she right!!) We are just thrilled that we are moving forward and the anxiety of this for our little girl is over. Ainsley, here's to many more adventures and discoveries!! We love you so much and are sooo proud of you!!


Sandy said...

Congratulations on your new walker!
Thank you for sharing!

Jan said...


Susie Bibb said...

Oh, I'm so happy for you...looks like she's going to be running pretty soon!

David M said...

This is GREAT! So happy for Ainsley! I know you have been anxious, so this is a welcome change!!!

Barbara said...

I am very happy for you guys!! Waiting and wondering is the hard part! Nothing will hold her back now! Look out world her comes sweet Ainsley!! Congrats

Libbie said...

That is wonderful. Get ready for the dynamics with the older ones to change with baby sis walking!!!

Suzanne Renee said...

This makes my heart so happy!! PTL!! Way to go Ains!!

Kylie said...

yeah Ainsley! what a big girl!

The Billmans said...

SO proud of her!!! I love how excitedly Austin is cheering her on.