Cal is a full-time walker! Last Friday, he was really working up the courage to venture out onto our hardwood floors and by Saturday, he was walking everywhere. Since then, he hasn't crawled anywhere. To say he's proud of himself is an understatement. He beams his biggest cheesy grin when you ooh and awww over him. In a week's time, he's pretty steady. No major falls yet.
In our house, walking is a privilege. It isn't something to dread (though he is much quicker!) or to fear. It always stings a bit when you hear someone say with warning or sarcasm, "oh just wait until he/she's walking". Don't they know even though it can make things a bit wilder and more hectic, that it is a pure honor to get to see your child walk for the first time? It doesn't stop there either. Lots of things Cal is able to do are privileges. Ones that can be gone in an instant. I still watch in amazement when he gulps down his milk or he looks straight into my eyes. Cal is often our little reminder of the miracle of life and of all the things we should never take for granted.
Now excuse me, I have a little one to chase! :)
Surprisingly I don't have very many videos of him walking! But this makes us laugh. He carries his milk or water around like this everywhere...quite the little problem solver, he is!