Sunday, September 6, 2009

First Steps

Charlie has taken his first few steps recently! He often will stand up in the middle of the room without any support and then sometimes takes a few steps towards a toy or one of us. He's learned how to do lots of climbing: stairs, slides, toys to couch etc. He's even learned how to go down stairs backwards. He leans his bum back really far before trying to put his leg on the next step below so it gets pretty scary for us observers. At his last doctors visit we were told he was "supposed" to have 8 teeth by his first birthday which is in less than 2 months. Since he only has 2 so far, we were warned for some troubled times ahead has he may get lots of teeth in a short amount of time. Oh Joy.

Also, Charlie likes to read. He'll grab a book and come bring it to Chris or I, sit on our lap and then lean back on our chest. He'll stay that way for a few pages (or more if we can make it really interesting) and then he wiggles off to go find another book to bring us and we'll repeat the process again. He seems to understand most of what happens around him and will put his head on the floor and cry if he feels he's been unjustly treated. He smiles almost constantly and simply loves to be played with. We sure love him.

7 comments:

Katie B. said...

So cute! Can't wait to see you guys.

Heather said...

just love the big smiles on both of your boys! So great to start the love of reading early <3

Katie B. said...

I yoke. Here's my real comment: It was fun to see Charlie walking on the table today. Thanks for making us a part of your courtyard!

dixie said...

I'm afraid that you get the late teeth from our side of the family. Hopefully when they do come in, it won't be an awful painful experience for everyone. Such cute pictures! Way to go Charlie!

Shelly Beth said...

What a cutie! Don't worry about teeth. Isabelle didn't have ANY teeth when she turned one and she got most of them at the same time and it wasn't bad!

kelsey said...

So handsome! I love that first picture, except for how sad it makes me feel not to be seeing him in person. Teesa is working on her first steps too. Such a cute stage!

Barb: said...

Go Charlie! Wow, I can't believe how much he is growing up! I really hope that we can see you guys soon and our kids can meet.

Will you be in CA Dec 22-28 (crossing my fingers)? Because we will. I'm assuming you have other Christmas plans, but if you'll be there we need to get together!