I Always Feel Like... Somebody's Watching Me!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

And, he's off!

Jackson, that is. He's been walking pretty well for a few weeks now, after being inspired by a younger lady. When my friend Jenn and her beautiful "Anna Cake" (that's what Ayla calls her) came to visit, Jackson turned into quite the stalker and couldn't get enough of her. He climbed on her, tried to kiss/eat her and when she got away from him... he finally figured out how to take those first real steps on his own.

(I like the protective Mommy hand in front, Jenn!)

I am really enjoying watching my little man walk around the house. At first, he looked like a baby Frankenstein. Jackson held his arms out in front of him and struggled with keeping his balance. Now he's deftly turning corners and stopping to dance or pick up his favorite toys (which are necklaces and magic wands by the way). He is also climbing and absolutely loooooves to sit in chairs. For us normal people, you wouldn't think hanging out in chairs is all that awesome - but it is Jackson's new hobby. At the beach, he would go into the water for about .2 seconds before heading back to his lounge chair.

He has graduated from walking confidently indoors to uneven surfaces as well - especially our backyard, which has so much ditches and hills.... hopefully someday you'll see a blog about the leveling of said backyard. It's much more fun at the park now, although Ayla has not learned how to wait for her brother to get out of the way on the slide. Or else she has learned and just wants to kick him in the face. I guess I'll never know.

And I couldn't help myself with this last picture. Along with walking, he's learning how to vacuum. Naked.

But only with his pretend vacuum which plays annoying songs like, "Home, home on the floor. I'll vacuum from here to the door!" He is intrigued yet terrified of the real thing. But at least now he can walk quickly away from it!


  1. i am so not ready for this... can't wait to see it in person!

  2. Evie still hasn't gotten over the chair thing yet. When we were in Seattle, we went to the sculpture park and it had probably 100 chairs in it...and Evie had to sit in each and every one. As far as she was concerned it was a chair park.