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Completely WALKING!!!

Liam, that is! We have been practicing with him for weeks now and he just did not want to do it on his own. He would always have the death grip on my hand and not want to let go. After the one time I blogged about, he caught on to what we were trying to make him do and was not having it. The day before yesterday Ian made a comment that made me want to stick my tongue out at him (okay, I did) but was so profound that I had to give it a try reguardless. He said, “Ya know, momma birds just push their baby birds out of the nest to get them to fly on their own.”
How do they do it? I didn’t think I could make Liam do anything he didn’t want to do, but I realized if it makes him a better person, I was the one you needed to suck it up! All afternoon yesterday I just kept being persistent and making him walk to me. I would run backwards in front of him and in my silly high pitched mom voice cheer him on to walk. He thought it was a fun game and for the first time took multiple steps multiple times. We went over to Ben and Amory’s house again (that darn Wii!) and on his own, Liam was just walking like crazy. It’s so cute to see his arms up at his sides trying to get his wobbly legs to find some balance. He must have worn himself out because he is still asleep and he usually wakes up 2 hours ago in the morning. I will always remember his happy smile when he knew what he was doing felt right. I always want him to know that doing the right thing will always bring him happiness!

**This picture was the very first picture that Liam actually smiled when Ian said, “Smile” behind the camera. So adorable!

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    {Susan...Seriously.}
    May 15, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    yippee for liam and lots of kisses, too! love, love, love the picture!!

    g and k were late walkers, too…g @ 13 months and k @ 14 months. i held them too much;0) i’m guessing baby a will never walk on his own…maybe to kindy.

    miss ya!

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    kristie
    May 15, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    he looks so big in this photo! i can’t believe he’s walking … what a fun time. they just get cuter and cuter with each passing day. try not to blink – the next thing you know, he’ll be fourteen and talking about how, “He can’t wait to drive!”
    MISS YA!

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    kristie
    May 15, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    he looks so big in this photo! i can’t believe he’s walking … what a fun time. they just get cuter and cuter with each passing day. try not to blink – the next thing you know, he’ll be fourteen and talking about how, “He can’t wait to drive!”
    MISS YA!

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    kristie
    May 15, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    i don’t know why it posted twice – sorry!

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    Rachel
    May 16, 2008 at 12:27 am

    Yea!!! It’s so fun to watch our kids grow!

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    Grandma Holly
    May 16, 2008 at 3:42 am

    I just read the blog. I am so proud of him. Now for the running. Amy and Ian are you ready…….amy I will call you tomorrow am. Lets talk.

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    Alaina
    May 16, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    He is so cute! It won’t be long before his is running wild through the house and you’re wishing he would go back to being stationary for just a few minutes!

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    Holly
    May 17, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    How exciting! Yeah Liam!!! Watch out world, here he comes:)

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    momof2furballs
    May 17, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Wasn’t he born just yesterday?!

    Too cute, I can’t believe he’s already walking!

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    Andrea
    May 18, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Hey Amy! I am snooping–hope you don’t mind! 🙂 We miss you here and this is a great way to see how things are going! Your family is so cute! Tootles!

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    Breeana
    May 18, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    Yea for Liam! Thats so exciting!

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    Analee
    May 19, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Wow, walking. Tell Ian, mama birds do push babies out of the nest, I know because unfortunately I had to take care of one that didn’t make it on my front porch! Fortunately, gravity helps keep our feet on the ground. Miss you tons. He is adordable as always, Liam that is–Ian is too.

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    j, l, c, p, e & e
    May 19, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    So sweet…I love what you said about Liam’s happy smiles. It made me think about those same kind of moments with my kids. You are such a great mommy!

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    Jenna and Lafe
    May 22, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Good job Liam!!!! Miss you guys. Loves

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