Tyler took his first solo steps yesterday!
He has been walking around furniture for months, and for the past few weeks has been very good at walking while holding somebody’s hand (or trouser leg, or anything else worth grabbing). But he just didn’t have the confidence to “step out” alone until yesterday afternoon.
He walked about 7 or 8 steps the first time, and had the biggest grin from ear to ear. He was so proud of himself! Rob said it actually brought a tear to his eye … the big softie!
As for the goose egg, that can be located on Ethan’s forehead.
His best friend Lochie hit him with a hammer at preschool yesterday. When the teachers told me I was incredulous: “You let children play with hammers?” But it turns out it was only a wooden hammer. Even so, the bump on Ethan’s head is like a purple mini volcano. It must have been one hard whack!! He happily let the teacher hold an ice pack on his head for 10 minutes, and was more than happy to have the magic arnica cream applied. We gave him Pamol before bed, in case he got a headache.
Hmm, you know you are slightly insane when you take pictures of your children’s injuries. I must admit, he did look at me rather strangely when I asked him to “sit still for the photo, but please don’t look at the camera.”
Hey, the bump is on the side of his head, so I needed a good profile shot!!