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Uh oh.  You've learned how to pull knobs and open cabinets and drawers.  We let you play in this cabinet, even though we should probably discourage you from playing in any cabinet, because everything in it is plastic.  But boy do you get in trouble when you start trying to pull glass pans out of the next cabinet!         2 comments...

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Yesterday you and I practiced walking between me and your bed.  Then after supper I was hanging up your diapers and I heard little, bitty, clomping footsteps and you walked straight through the hallway and past me to your daddy in the kitchen.  It's as if you finally realized that you CAN walk and you don't have to lunge yourself at someone after 3 or 4 steps.  Since then you've just taken off and your confidence is growing.     In this second video you don't walk as lon...

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Kiddo,   Let's start with a fact.  You've got a great dad.   After working with you for a week on your ball kicking skills, he decided it was time to work on another skill area:  your rhythm.  Out came a pot, out came a spoon and you started your first drum lesson.       A raging success, I'd say.  You were moving so quickly that my camera couldn't capture you fast enough as you tried to balance, hold a spoon and bang all at the same time.   &nbs...

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Uh oh ... this looks like trouble.     Oh good. The camera caught his attention instead.   Add new comment...

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                              See ya when I turn ONE! 4 comments...

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In January I started back to work and while we remembered to mark this momentous occasion with a photo, I forgot to post it until now.       You were far more interested in the taste of my necklace than the milestone of your mom leaving you for 8 hours.       And here you are with Ligia, your first nanny. 2 comments...

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I was thinking yesterday how often I blogged about you in those first months, capturing our daily outings and your smallest development.  I've certainly not done quite as well with that your these last 6 months as I did the first.  Now we mostly make sure to capture as many photo memories as possible for your grandparents far away.   But now you are eleven months old!  That means it is time to plan your birthday party!  Let's see.  Tonight you took 11 steps to me. &...

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  The most still you'll ever see Canaan ... because the swing is doing the moving for him:     2 comments...

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We've been trying for weeks now to get some footage of you showing off your new walking skills ... but it's hard.  Because generally you like to walk when there is someone to release you and someone to catch you.  You aren't the hugest fan of falling flat on your face (which, honestly we let you do once to try to get a good video but that just led to crying on video.  Not good.)  Here is the best we've got so far.  You generally like to take about four steps between us. ...

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After a month without a bath tub.  After a month of my parents dunking me under the cold, cold shower spray can you tell I'm happy to have a bathtub?  And this isn't just a plain ole' bathtub, it's the most GINORMOUS bathtub I've ever seen.  So I'm teaching myself how to swim in it!         1 comment...

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