These Feet Were Made for Walking


Life just got a lot busier, and exciting!  Mr. AJ is now officially walking!!!  We were playing with him this morning when all of a sudden he just did it, he walked!  He had taken one or two short steps on his own before in the last couple of weeks and he was getting very comfortable cruising barely holding on to the furniture and walls so we knew it was coming. Still, it is unbelievably amazing to see him do it.

It really makes me proud and so excited to see my little baby taking his first steps and actually walking, specially seeing his excitement and his eyes light up once he realizes he can go places he has never been before and get there FAST. It opens a whole new world of exploration, learning and fun for him.

I know I am going to be very busy now, perhaps more than I have been before but I am also pleasantly surprised to discover that walking really takes a lot of his energy and that he went down for his nap without fighting it a bit.  He usually fights nap time and then falls sleep after a while but today his eyes closed as soon as his head touched the mattress.  Yay for that!

While he was napping I was looking at old photos from his very first week of life. When he was just days old and a tiny little thing.  And it got me thinking about life,  how truly magical it is. Bringing life into the world and seeing that life grow with every single second, minute, hour, day, month.

AJ less than a week old!  11 months ago.
AJ last week, almost 11 months.
Time goes by fast! Today he is walking, tomorrow he will be running and life just goes on and on.  I just want to go back to cherishing every second and being very grateful for what we have and for his life.  For those little feet that were made for walking!
To my little monkey: I am so grateful for the last 11 months! My life has changed in so many ways and I am in awe of everything you do. I love you in ways that I never knew existed and I will forever be your mommy. Thank you for reminding me to slow down and enjoy every second, every day.  Love you always! A.

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

10 responses to “These Feet Were Made for Walking”

  1. Your boy is just precious! They grow up too fast


  2. I think we've got a couple months left before our little monkey stats walking but he wants to so badly (at not even 8 months)my oldest walked at 10 1/2months & I think this one will be around the same time. They grow up so fast!!

  3. My little guy is almost 13 1/2 months and still loves to slide around the floor (great sweeper). He has not interest in crawling just yet. I'm not concerned as his older brother started walking at 16 months….tee hee hee. This one loves to be held too, so that's not helping the matter! Your little guy is adorable!

  4. He does look very energetic and so adorable – congrats

  5. That last picture is beyond cute!

  6. Great pictures, he sure is cute!

  7. that last picture is just gorgeous. they are such little miracles.

  8. Awe nice to look at his younger pics

  9. oh my,they grow up way to fast.

  10. He sure is a handsome little guy

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