Decrease 1 stitch each side?

I’m working on a baby booties pattern. (http://www.knitting-crochet.com/babboo.html) On Row 39, the directions are to: Decrease 1 stitch each side, Purl (it happens again on Row 41, except followed by Knit).
Does this mean to decrease the first and last stitches of the row?
Thanks!

Yes, that’s what it means.