The Evolution of Walking

Tyler crawled at 10 1/2 months, which depending on who you ask, is on the later side.  So it was no surprise that he wasn’t yet on two feet on his 1st birthday.  I didn’t realize what a long process it was until I looked back at videos of him learning to walk and noticed they spanned over three months.

Congratulations, Tyler!  I particularly love the “WOW” in the 3rd video.  He’s even more exhausted now at the end of the day than he was when he was a crawler.  And he’s obsessed with shoes.  He loves wearing them and pointing at them and saying “sh”…it’s adorable.  Playing at the park is so much more fun for him now, too.  He has no fear–running up slides and sliding down, crossing bridges, and scooting through tunnels.

Parting shot:


Our Little Pumpkin

So it’s been awhile.  I’m welcoming myself back to Hollewood.  I have lots of excuses.  I could say I don’t have time but that’s not true–I don’t HAVE to go to bed at 8:30.  My old buddy, the 2007 MacBook, bit the dust.  But we got a new one.  Mostly, we never got our photo organization under control.  Photos on phones, the nice camera, and the GoPro. Photos on hard drives, the Cloud, Dropbox, Amazon Photo, and Shutterfly.  So. Many. Photos.  But I’m starting my New Year’s Resolution early and getting this situation buckled down.  Get ready for more blog posts.  Might as well start with this one…

Nana & Grandpa came in from Cleveland in late October.  They were amazing and watched Tyler for THREE whole days while we worked.  My parents make a great tag team in caring for and entertaining Tyler.  Grandpa likes to rock him to sleep singing Beatles songs, and Nana likes to see how much she can get him to eat.  He wasn’t walking yet during their visit, but he exhausted them nonetheless.  In fact, I think they’re still sleeping back in Ohio.

On a super sunny Sunday, we headed to a pumpkin patch after church.  I wanted some cute photos of Tyler in a festive outfit I found in a hand-me-down box.  Enjoy.