So, is this working????
I realize that I haven't posted in nearly a week. Forgive me, internet. I just haven't really felt like saying much, but a few things have happened to share.
First of all, I spent Tuesday afternoon doing some retail therapy. Ashlyn stayed with Heather, the boys, plus Hillary and her three children, so Ashlyn was the 7th child in the house! She seemed to have a good time. The last few times I've picked Ashlyn up from daycare/babysitting she has pretty much ignored me. Before she immediately wanted me and would start crying. Now, she just looks at me and keeps on playing. It makes me feel better about leaving her.
On Wednesday, I told Ashlyn to just stand up and walk already. And, she did! It was just a couple of steps, but I was amazed that she just did it. She was so proud of herself, too. Naturally, I cheered, and she laughed and kicked her feet on the floor, all excited. She has done it a couple of times since then. She's pretty slow about this walking business, but she is getting there.