Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Walker Texas Ranger

Alright, it's true he's no Chuck Norris, but Finn has become a walker...of sorts. He took his first steps a few days ago and last night took 9 steps on his own! Aaron and I got so excited since most of his friends are already running around. Plus, I really want him to walk in time for Halloween so I can take him Trick or Treating fo' real. The down side is, he doesn't seem very interested in turning the novelty into a full-time mode of transportation. He won't perform for the camera and most of the time just lets his legs go limp when we try to make him do it...ARG! He is still very fast at cruising around the furniture and has started to stand up in the middle of the room unaided but pretty much has no interest in walking whatsoever. And yet, the 9-step incident has given me hope...a hope inspired by the holes appearing in the knees of all his pants. Let's just say his wardrobe will be a very big beneficiary once he truly becomes a bi-ped.

This is the closest thing we have to video of Finn walking on his own. He is using a toy that I borrowed from my neighbor which he LOVED. He walked up and down the sidewalk for the entire day. Okay, it was only about 30 minutes but since watching him push a walker was the only form of entertainment available, time sort of stood still.
video

13 comments:

Ailyn said...

So Cute! I have that same toy. Anna-Marie walked with it for about 2 months before she would walk on her own.

Kathleen said...

It is so exciting when they start to walk. Then once they walk they start climbing on top of everything! Loved the pictures - and your birth certificate is on the way!

ec said...

hoo-rah for the little guy! he is so cute.

amen to your mama. your life will never be the same! good luck!

The Parks Family said...

Wow he is soooo fast I can't believe he won't do it on his own yet!

Davis and Quinton said...

hes such a stud!

Charlotta-love said...

He looks well on his way! Halloween might be a little close but think about this...he can 'walk' to see Santa!

Marce said...

dude, this is so stinkin cute!!! i LOVE it!!! what a little stud Finn is.

referring to one of your comments on my blog, man, it HAS been FOREVER since i last saw you! almost a year. wayyy too long. i really really wish i could come to your play group. maybe one day. sigh. anyway, until that happens, i think we should do a saturday lunch or something sometime. what do you think? hope all is happy and well, love!

Lisa Johnson said...

What are you going to dress him up as for Halloween? The best is trick or treating w/ little toddlers and babies b/c people always give you candy, but it's totally for YOU, not for them b/c they don't know or care! :D

jenny barton said...

that is awesome! i'm sure he'll be running around before you know it. and he will definitely be showing wade all the ropes of walking. it's amazing how fast they grow. can't wait to see you at playgroup!

KSK said...

Oh man. That is awesome. I don't ever want Khloie to walk. She needs to stay a baby pie forever. Ok fine she can walk some time. It is so hard to catch their awesome moments on the camera. We can never do it. See you at playgroup.

Chelsea and Evan said...

Ash-Thanks so much for putting on the play group! It was SO MUCH FUN spending sometime with you and your little one!!!!

Parks Family said...

That's so exciting! I can't wait to see him in action in a few weeks! Got your note and cute picture, thanks! Yes we are planning to be there for Thanksgiving. It was so fun seeing you last month, thanks again for making the trip. Let's do another girls shopping adventure!

Kathleen said...

I check everyday to see if there are more pictures of Finn and his many talents! Hope to see some Halloween pictures real soon!