Thursday, June 23, 2011

First Steps


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!

3 comments:

  1. YAAAAy! That "holding things up" worked for us but sawyer didnt catch on and still only goes a couple before the infamous squat back down. Maybe he will want to be like Everett and will walk like him soon :) Soooo exciting!

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  2. Yeah that is so exciting! I am glad the corner trick helped. I can't believe how big he is getting. Time goes by so fast.

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