Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Walker!

A couple of weeks ago, Evie took her first independent step. It was from the stair rail to a chair in the kitchen, and she didn't even realize she had done it. She did this same routine a handful more times in the following days, and J and I came to call it "advanced cruising" because that's exactly what it was.

Today was different. I was sitting on the porch, chatting with my mom on the phone, and Evie had pulled up to stand on my footstool. All of a sudden she just took off across the porch, taking 6 or 7 steps in a row, "landing" at her zebra toy. I was in shock at what I'd just seen, and then she took a few more steps in a row a few minutes later. So, after dinner I took her back out onto the porch with video camera in hand. I wasn't expecting much, because it took me a long time to finally get her to crawl on camera, but she miraculously complied with my request. Here is a short video of Evie the Walker:

11 comments:

  1. She's so smart!! Now comes the real fun of parenthood- chasing after a toddler! God help you. ;-)

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  2. Unbelievable how much they accomplish in only one short year, this is PRICELESS...it brought tears to my eyes!!

    Melba

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  3. Yay for Evie! How exciting for you and for her. :)

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  4. YEY YEY YEY!!!! This sounds cruel, but she is the cutest faller I've ever seen! :) Is she in socks or baby shoes? Ariana wants to walk outside now, and the ground is too hot for bare feet. We've been looking into pedipeds and see kai run baby/toddler shoes.

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  5. So cute!! I love how right before she took her steps she made a small move like she was going to get on the floor and crawl and then remembered her new way to get around! Just adorable!

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  7. Thanks everyone!

    Chappell3: She is in Robeez, but I've heard good things about the shoes you mentioned, too!

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  8. That made me smile and tear up all at once! How can she be so grown and walking already?!

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  9. AHHHH! How wonderfully exciting! She is such a great walker!!! I love seeing the video of her!

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  10. Yahoooooo!!!! What a champion walker! Isn't is hilarious how they don't even notice this awesome thing they've done??

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  11. Awesome! Oh my goodness...get your running shoes on!

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