Loooong-anticipated news: Charlotte took her first steps today! In typical Charlotte fashion, she was lured into walking by Aunt Dana's ice cream, which was just out of reach. She was kind of mad at us for preying on her weakness for sweets, but she couldn't resist. I think she was feeling inadequate on the 4th when all the other babies at the party where walking around while Char was still crawling. It's embarrassing to be so old (14 months) and so big (think beer belly on a baby) but bound by inferior means of transportation. She's up to 4 consecutive steps at best, but we're working on it! We'll keep practicing so there's something to show Mom-mom and Pop-pop Becker when they arrive this weekend.
And happy 84th birthday to Pop-pop Lubin! I'm trying to teach Charlotte how to say "geezer" before the cruise!