Thursday, May 1, 2008

From baby to toddler!


Joseph has now made the transition and is WALKING!!! This was a much clearer milestone then many. For almost three months he pulled himself up and cruised around and for about a week he would take a few steps here and there, seemingly by accident. This Tuesday (4/29/07) though he just took off. In the morning Father had visited and he and Brad worked hard to get Joseph to take some steps, which he did. Then after lunch Joseph and I were playing in his room and he took a couple steps. And then he did it again. And again. I called Brad to come watch and told him that Joseph seemed to be taking a lot of steps. And right then Joseph seemed to suddenly realize that this walking thing had potential. He just took off. He was soo excited he basically ran around with his hands in the air. He would go from one side of the room to the other and then crash into something or fall down and then take off again undaunted. It was so much fun that Brad got to be there and amazing to see how excited and happy Joseph was. Now, two days later, he can carry toys in each hand, he can turn corners, and he doesn't usually crash and fall. He still looks a little drunk and bowlegged with his hands in the air and he hasn't mastered walking on the uneven ground outside, but he sure can chase kitty around!

These pictures are all from that first walking session. How fun!

4 comments:

Amy Serekede said...

OMG the first picture is so cute - goes perfect with your headline. Too funny he walks with his hands in the air as though he's celebrating the achievement at all times.

JG said...

Ruth, what an awesome post! He looks SO happy! What a cutie. I just can't get over how much older he looks in each pictures you put up! His hair is SO cute. Have you had it cut? I can't remember. Ok, now I need to request a VIDEO of him walking!

Ruth said...

Well I won't be happy until you put up a new post SLACKER. No hair cut yet. After his birthday. And I will be crying inside. Actually I have been an emotional wreck about him turning one for about the last month. Yikes. I'll try to get a video soon, but they take up soo much memory I am afraid they make it hard for people (without fancy work computers) to look at my blog.

Did you get a new dog? Maybe he/she deserves a post! Something. Anything. Please.

JG said...

Geez, who sounds desperate???
:)
I've been trying to post a picture/blog about the new dog, but I can't get the photo upload website to work! Stay tuned...