September 10, 2004

These Shoes Were Made For Walking

Kate's latest excitement is walking while holding on to mom's or dad's fingers. A few weeks ago we purchased for Kate her first pair of soft crib shoes at Target for $9.99. At first she acted very oddly with them on her feet. She didn't want to stand up at all. She wanted to only sit, stare and play with the velcro fasteners. But a few days later she was ready to put them to use. Now she just loves taking off wherever she can go.

As you can see from the pictures this walking thing is serious business. Kate gets very focused on learning the mechanics of putting one foot in front of the other. Her only requirement right now is that she has a guiding finger in each hand. If we let loose on one hand or the other, Kate will stop in her tracks and reach out for the finger again.

In these pictures I let her loose on both hands. She stood there for a bit, then started to sit on the floor. When I quickly reached out to her waist to balance her standing again, she started laughing. She thought I was tickling her. Then she was back to her serious business of walking. It won't be long now before we're chasing her and not guiding her.
Posted by Jean-Marie at September 10, 2004 08:07 PM
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