Saturday, January 12, 2008

So Close

She's getting there. For the last four nights, Jake and I have had walking practice with Tessa . She seems to not be as hesitant about the whole falling situation with both of us on the floor with her. She'll find some toy and then she'll take it back and forth to show us. She seems more interested in the toy, but she's still getting a little more coordinated each night. She gets excited with the "game", so the beginning balance is pretty hard to find. She also leans heavily to one side or tries to walk on her tip toes sometimes, which throws her off balance or results in an impressive Captain Jack Sparrow impersonation. These videos are from the 2nd and 3rd nights. Last night Tessa was trying to stand up on her own (without pulling up on something) and she succeeded half the time. The other half she face planted into the carpet --which is what happens when you just can't let go of your toy. We're proud of her. Plus, it's fun. She'll be upwardly mobile soon enough.

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allee said...

She is doing great! She will be climbing the shelves by the end of the week. =) I decided with our next one that I am not going to encourage walking. I miss the days when I could just lay Mason somewhere and he would stay within five feet of that spot.

Mary said...

You are amazing!
Jake and Maren, Tessa looks so grown up in those videos. What a cutie! She "walks" alot like Ben did. She's so excited to go, she takes off before she gets her balance. It's too cute!

Natalie said...

Cute videos. Tessa is so close to walking. She'll be there before you know it!! I love reading your blog! It's so cute.

Mindy said...

yeah for Tessa. We've been waiting for you to start chasing the boys! That's so much fun to watch!

rosebud said...

Oh you are such a cute little fam -- I just want to eat you up!! (O:

Aaron and Lisa said...

She is so dang cute! What a fun phase. Go Tessa! :)

allee said...

Oh, I like your new page!