She is walking! Who ever said she could do that?
Pepper didn't start walking like the boys did. With them it was a careful balancing and wobbling in the air with arms outstretched before the tentative step and tumble to the ground, followed by them getting straight up and trying again.
I saw Pepper waiting and calculating for days. She would stand and play but never attempt a step and then, when she was ready, she stood up and walked across the room.
Across the room! Just like that.
I made a big deal of course. It was a combination for me of a happily overflowing heart and this profound sadness that my baby was growing up and there was nothing I could do about it.
So pleased was she with the fuss I made that she quickly stood up again, grinning from here to there; and walked forwards, backwards,sideways and finally burst out laughing so hysterically that she fell to the ground giggling wildly.
Then I fell down beside her and we both laughed together.