Monday, June 29, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

Some Walking Videos

Even though we didn't manage to capture his first official steps on video, here are a few from his first day of walking:

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And then some not even a week later. He's getting MUCH more stable and steady!

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Walking!

It's funny, Sebastian seems to do things all of a sudden. Like when he started sitting up, one day he wasn't really even tripoding with his arms very well, and the next day he was sitting up totally unsupported, straight back and reaching for stuff with his hands. It's like he figured out he could do it, and then just did.

Same thing happened with walking on his own, apparently. He's been cruising (using furniture to move around) since 8 months, and getting faster and faster. For the past month, he's been walking holding on to one finger. He won't even hold two hands...if you try to take the other one he lets go of the first hand. Well, yesterday, he was in our bedroom, standing and looking out the window. Then he turned around and walked like 5 steps to me sitting on the bed. Like it was nothing. And he was so proud of himself! Grinning and laughing like a loon.

Since then, he's been doing it constantly. Like he figured out he could get from place to place on just TWO limbs, so why was he going to use four like a chump?! I just think it's hilarious that he went from not wanting to even try it to walking on his own in a day. Crazy! Of course we're so proud of him! He's still pretty unstable and wobbly, and has a tendency to go a bit too fast and faceplant on occasion, but I have a feeling he'll figure out the whole balance thing in no time. And what a great Father's Day present for Ken! His own little independently mobile man!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Best Birthday Present Ever

Well, Ken got me my 30th birthday present a few days early. We took advantage of the Father's Day sales and got a Nikon D40 digital SLR camera. I've been lusting over one for ages, especially since I take so many pictures of Sebastian these days. My parents chipped in too, so the present is a joint one...and so appropriately, too, because we'll all benefit from it in the end!

I love it. It is, seriously, probably the most excited about a present I've been since I was a kid. I couldn't wait to get it out of the box and snap a few pictures. Of course I was alone with the kiddo all day, so I still haven't had much of a chance to pore over the manual, but I'm amazed at how different the pictures look already, just on auto settings, from my (decent digital Elph) point-and-shoot.

I can't wait to dive into digital photography with both feet, and really figure out what I'm doing. It doesn't hurt to have such a ridiculously adorable subject. Of course I'm a tad biased, but those blue eyes get me every time. So, without further ado, here are just a few pictures I snapped today, without really knowing what I was doing. Not bad, eh?
Hooray for new toys. Double-hooray for those new toys allowing me to capture, in even more living color, the joy and wonder of seeing the world through new little eyes. Here's to years of new things to explore and document.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: SO Happy!

Pappa finished the backsplash in the kitchen and Sebastian is VERY happy about it!
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