Tuesday, October 25, 2011

He did it!

He's walking. That's right folks, WALKING! What?!? MY baby is taking steps?? Steps that are carrying him farther and farther away from his mother as we speak!! Okay, maybe that was a little much. But he's growing too fast for my taste. At the same time, I LOVE watching him learn these new things. It's quite hilarious. He's been taking a few steps at a time for about a week now. And then last night, he let go of the couch and just went. He went all the way to the middle of the living room :) It was about 10-15 steps. It's just so funny to watch because he's very timid. He had a look of surprise on his face like, "No way! I'm WALKING!! Mom! Dad! Are you watching??" But he also took very small, short steps that betrayed bravado and let me know he was still a little weary of this new form of transportation.

The hardest part was that Nick and I couldn't act excited until he sat down. Every time he would start walking, we would clap and yell and all that would do is make him plop down and stare like we were crazies from outer space. Which was hilarious, but definitely impeding the walking process. So we held in our abounding joy at watching our little less than 2 ft tall bundle walking across the living room. But as soon as that kid stopped, we were all over him like white on rice!!! (what does that mean, anyways?).

I think the BEST part of him walking is how he resumes to his sitting position when he's done. It. Is. PRICELESS. He used to just fall when he was done, but now he's doing some sort of  Jedi Matrix slow motion move when he puts both his hands down by his sides, puts one left slightly behind him and then slooooowwwwly lowers himself so that he's resting on one knee (like in a marriage proposal position)! It's hilarious!! This kid never fails to make me smile at LEAST 5 times a day.

So anywho, that's my big news of the day. GO TOMMY!

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