Tuesday, October 16, 2007

walking on sunshine

Josh took his first steps on the Labour Day long weekend. He first connected his steps in a way that qualified as "walking" on September 13th - 2 days before he was 10 months old. It's so amazing to watch him get around. First, he was so fascinated by walking that he didn't care where he went. He just went. Now, he walks to get somewhere - and quickly! The lag time between me getting to something before Josh does is becoming less and less.

It has been alot of fun (and work!) the past month while he gets his balance right and learns new skills like turning around and walking over things. I'm sure if Josh could talk, he'd tell you that it's a bit painful too! Lots of bumps and bruises for him in this whole walking process. He still hasn't fully mastered the concepts of looking where you are going and looking up before standing up! But he just loves the walking part. Once he started, he never looked back - crawling is a thing of the past.

Anyway, here is a cute video of Josh and Nikita. Since Josh has started walking, they are finally learning to play together. I think Josh gets a kick out of it, but Nikita seems to just tolerate it because it's something to do! Make sure you watch it until the very end - it's a perfect example of Josh not looking where he's going...


6 comments:

Carmen said...

I loved it!!!! Of course the very end was my favorite part - sorry Josh :) He is so cute walking and running, what fun they are at this age!

The Blommesteins said...

So cute!! Thanks for the warning of the very end. That was the best part! Now we're thinking "hmm we want a video camera too!" What do you guys have? do you like it? Use it a lot?

Derek said...

I loved (and feared) that stage when my kids first learned to walk, when they would go faster and faster leaning over forwards, unsure how to stop without toppling face first -- sort of like the way I still rollerskate.

The van der Veers said...

That is just adorable!!! Great to see they're becoming such great playmates!! And Josh seems to get a real kick out of Nikita!! Thanks for posting that!

Margaret Van Dop said...

What a sweetie-pie, our little munchkin!! That's what you call getting the "tail-end" of things. Love this stage.....(any stage) and this walking at 10 months...how clever is THAT?!?
Love,
Mom

Eve Wadya said...

Hello Yvette, Brian and Josh, I liked
your video, thanks. You will probably have more of them, Josh is just wonderful. Just wanted to say hello and best wishes from us here, now in Orlando. When r you guys coming here, loves, Eve, Hian, and Brian.