Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Up, up and away...



Been meaning to blog about this for a while but it's so hard to get a good photo - especially when I only ever seem to try on my phone, LOL...

Ari decided to start walking a few days before Christmas. At first it was just a few steps between bits of furniture but over the past two weeks his confidence has built and in the past 4-5 days he's just taken off, mastering cornering and carrying stuff while walking, and even attempting (unsuccessfully) to run.

Because he's a bit of a shorty (74cm, the height of your average 10 month old) and doesn't have much hair to speak of, it's kind of funny to see this little "baby" traipsing around the house.

Now, of course, he believes he should have the right to just follow his brothers about anywhere they go! In theory, if we had a nice level patio leading out from the back door, that would be great, but out exits to this house are all about steps and lead to bumping, uneven surfaces. He had his first go at navigating the front yard yesterday and ended sunny side up crying because the sun was directly in his eyes, poor bubba. But he's determined and feisty and before the end of summer I half expect him to be navigating the steps with great proficiency in order to seek out his brothers...

Suddenly, it's like I have four boys, instead of three boys and baby. One of those boys is very little, but what he lacks in height he makes up in character! Time are a-changin' that's for sure!

3 comments:

Nic said...

Oh lovely, good on you Ari.

katef said...

ah gorgeous little big boy!

Spiralmumma said...

Such an adorable little walker he is too! xx

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