New skills exhibited around our house lately:
- learning how to walk behind his activity cart
- figuring out how to crawl up a short set of steps
- taking 3-4 steps at a time to walk between mom and dad
One of Owen's friends at daycare started really walking this week. Kaden is the little boy that Owen loves to follow around all day , so I'm sure it won't be long before we're seeing real toddling ourselves. A couple great Owen/Kaden stories:
- The boys are only 6 days apart in age.
- I met Kaden and his mom, Tracy, at a mom's group when Owen was only 5 weeks old, so it's pretty great that we ended up at the same daycare.
- When I dropped Owen off this morning, he saw Kaden and got the biggest smile on his face. Unfortunatley, Kaden is going through some separation anxiety, so being dropped off is not high on his list. We walked in the door this morning with Owen grinning and practically diving out of my arms to tackle Kaden, and Kaden returning the excitement with a "leave me alone" scowl. Pretty funny.
- Owen bit his first kid at daycare, and it was... Kaden! Of course, Kaden was trying to do the nice thing and "sharing" his crackers with Owen, and Owen did what any 10 month old does, and chomped down on the crackers... and Kaden's finger. Oops. Thankfully Tracy was cool with it and we were able to laugh together the next morning.
I wish I had a picture of the two of them together. I'll have to get one in the next month or so.
We got a request to post a video for Aunt Kate before she heads to the DR for the summer, so here's Owen showing off one of those new skills. Like any active boy, I think his favorite part is running over the blocks and crashing into the furniture. We wanted to post a video
We get a kick out of helping him practice walking after Scott gets home from work. He love trying to walk between the two of us. Of course, right now, it's "step, step, step, dive!" He's so trusting that we will catch him when he pitches forward and not let him pound his jaw into the floor (though that's happened a few times...). I just keep thinking that we should enjoy and embrace that faith he has in us. I'm sure it won't always be that way, but we'll try to always do the things that will reinforce that trust. We're here for you Owen!