Thursday, June 23, 2011
It's official. Everett took his first steps tonight.
We combined two methods that worked for our friends. #1 We stood him up so that he was leaning in a corner and #2 we bribed him with peanut butter M&M's.
We had been trying to get him to walk from Jake's arms to mine but he kept leaning too far forwards or backwards so putting him in a corner was key. And who doesn't like peanut butter M&M's? We held them high enough so that he wouldn't bend down and crawl... and what do you know?... he took 5 consecutive steps towards his prize. He even got up to 8 steps before he put his hands down. He was so proud of himself. He kept putting his hands on his head and laughing. It was adorable- and so exciting!