Jul 31, 2010


I couldn't wait to share this one. Last night I was on the computer and Steve calls me urgently "Ainsley climbed up the stairs!" I jump out of my chair and peak around the corner. Sure enough she's on the 4th stair.

She's pretty impressed with herself.

But then what to do?....
It took every bit of my self-control not to rescue her from that spot. Worst-case-scenarios flashed through my mind. But instead we cheered her on. I figure if she was able to get up 4 by herself then she just might be able to get up the last 7.

 With a lot of effort and determination she takes them one at a time.

 Don't look DOWN!
 For a moment I thought she wouldn't be able to continue.

But then she does it! The final stair!

 Big congratulations were in order for such an awesome achievement!

She points to the stairs as if to say "Look what I did!"

The cheers and applause were deafening! YOU GO GIRL! Show us what you've got! This night we taught the meaning of the word PROUD!


  1. I think I'm all caught up now. I missed Ainsley while I was gone in "no internet access land" right in the middle of DC of all places! That place has a lot of problems. haha!

    Anyway - LOVED this post! There's no telling where Ainsley will go now!!! It looks like she's had a taste of success and accomplishment and I bet she wants more!!! I love that she's opening doors now, too! Way to go Ainsley!!!!

    Seriously, Susan, GREAT post! A big congratulations from me and Harlie!!!

  2. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay Ainsley!

  3. way to go!!!! Izzy say's your a rock star!!!!

  4. I think you may just need to start some Ainsley-proofing. Opening doors, climbing stairs...WTG Girl!!!

  5. I literally have tears in my eyes reading this, and I don't even "know" you....way to go, Ainsley! That is amazing.....she is so determined! Woo hoo!

  6. Ainsley, Ainsley, Ainsley!
    You rock!!
    Absolutely 100%!

    Hugs I am so PROUD of you.

    All the love in the universe from me to you Susan.

    Airplane tickets soon,
    the sound of glasses clinking,
    the smell of water,
    that is so much nearer in our future isn't it?!

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