Actually, no, I lie. This isn’t the absolute first time he walked, it’s more like the third. The first walk was longer but he was wearing nothing but a diaper at a time. The second walk was shorter and ended in crying. But the THIRD walk! The third walk was clothed and short and ended not in crying but in off camera giggling. Go watch!
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When I got home from work today Nora got very excited, put on her hat (really), made me get down her snowsuit for her, and pushed open the front storm door. I interpreted this as a subtle request to go for a walk and so we did! Here are some pictures of Nora on her first ever walk outside which included: crunchy gravel, a nice old man whom Nora tried to adopt, a puddle that stymied her briefly, crunchy leaves, the baby swings, a nice cyclist whom Nora tried to adopt, and a couple of big kids (comparatively wizened preschoolers).
How strange it is that the most commonplace, literally the most
pedestrian, things in life should fill us with such awe, amazement, and joy when done for the first time by a child.
note: this video was shot three months to the day after her first crawl.
She’s not completely healthy (still has a snotty, runny nose), but she’s clearly feeling more like her normal self. Today, in fact, our miraculous little bean walked for the first time! You read that right. It was only about 4 steps covering *maybe* 35 centimeters, but no one can deny that she walked. We attempted to reproduce the event for the video camera, but Nora was too busy being something between pleased and freaked out by her accomplishment to indulge us. Then she promptly and triumphantly took a nap (is taking). Film at 11 (for certain values of 11).
She’s also recently gotten very, very good at “How big is Nora?” and a game we call “grrrrrrr”. All this and more in future episodes of Life With Nora or Bringing up Baby or The Reason Daddy Never Gets Papers Graded In A Timely Manner or How To Go Grey And Become Wrinkled Without Really Trying.