A few days ago, I commented on a blog post of a friend saying that I couldn't believe her son, who is a week or so younger than Bri, can already walk and clap. Well, I should have known that kids being kids, it wouldn't take Bri long at all to catch up. Last weekend, she started walking a little more without holding onto things, so I began refusing to hold her hands when she walked, telling her "You don't need me. You can do it by yourself." And sure enough, in just a few days, she's now walking, and walking well.
Also, I came home one day from work to find her clapping along to songs, and it didn't take long for me to teach her to high-five. I love this stage and how quickly she's able to catch onto things.