Monday, February 13, 2006




This weekend the kid just decided to take off. He was very good at walking long distances between people... with a helpful "launch" from an adult hand... but on Sunday he started taking off from stationary objects, and walking long distances. For his grand finale he walked ~30-40 feet, including several pauses during which he balanced and stood still... he even turned a few corners and went into three different rooms before terminating at a piece of furniture. After each walk, we all clapped and he cracked a big grin and applauded along with us. It has been great to watch him work toward this... I am predicting an exponential learning curve from here on out. His next step will be endurance - he gets tired of walking after 5-10 minutes... he just folds down into a squat and goes back to crawling.

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Blogger john montana said...

nice! it really is amazing isn't it. the first time elia took of by herself for an extended distance was at office depot! we were buying a printer and she took off down the aisle, turned the corner and went halfway down the next aisle before realizing she was alone and crying...pretty funny.

milestone for elia this weekend too. she was sitting in the middle of the living room with a book, and just stood up and walked off. first time she's managed to stand without using something to pull herself up.

they are amazing!

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Blogger amanda up north said...

What great big, awesome news!!!
Hey, did James get his first haircut, too??? Kind of looks like it in the picture fo him walking, but I can't tell for sure...

10:11 AM  
Blogger MN Justin said...

He's had a couple hair cuts... it was dangling down in his face, so we thought we'd better trim - Em did the honors. Makes him look older I think...

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