It's finally happened. LittleL.G. isn't a baby anymore. Over the weekend she decided to start walking (more than a few steps at a time). While she still prefers a hand to hold, especially over unfamiliar terrain, she now always attempts to walk before she resorts to crawling.
I really shouldn't say finally, because though it is exciting that she can walk I am really enjoying the more relaxed parenting of a second child and I would have happily kept her a "baby" a little longer.
She is a master of standing on her own (and is so proud to do it) and it is adorable to see how excited she is with her newfound skill.