An exciting thing happened while we were in Boston. Sophie was standing on a couch cushion with her hands on the back of the couch for support. Andy was on one side of her and Jill was on the other. Jill had a bowl of ice cream, which Sophie apparently wanted (Gebhart genes, for sure), because she stepped, stepped, stepped her way over. We then put her on the floor so she could use the couch seat cushions for support. She stepped, stepped, stepped again, supporting herself with the couch and then, later, the coffee table. Note her deep concentration as she tries to get Knuffle Bunny in the last picture. Baby’s cruising!

“I had always thought that once you grew up you could do anything you wanted—stay up all night or eat ice cream straight out of the container.” —Bill Bryson