Monday, August 31, 2009

Out for a stroll

Kaylani's been on a roll lately. In the past month she's learned to pull herself up to a standing position, crawl on all fours, and eat new and exciting people food. Lately though, she's been on a real roll, in the form of her activity walking that she got from Mayte, Alan, Nolan, and Kayleb. At first we thought it was just an accident waiting to happen, but now it looks like she finally got the hang of it.

The Vtech Sit to Stand Activity Walker is the perfect height for her to pop herself up and get moving. It's still a little dangerous at times (hence the accident waiting to happen part) since it'll roll forward when she tries to stand up if we don't have the break on, but once she's up, she's up. A few weeks ago, she would first fall over or pull the toy over on top of herself while trying to stand up, but now she's fine with that part. The next step (get it?) was to take a few steps by herself, and she would topple over doing that too. The problem was she would lean forward, which of course caused the toy to roll out in front of her, and she would fall forward since she didn't move her feet.

Now though, she pushes it and walks along with it. Sometimes she'll push it a little further and have to catch up to it while looking like she's going to crash, but for the most part, she's good to go. The only problem is she can only go straight. And once she gets to the end, that's the end. Oh well, walking is step 1, turning is step 2, and I'm pretty sure driving a car is step 3.

Anyways, check out this video of Kaylani's 2nd day of walking without Mommy or Daddy holding her by the side. As an added bonus, Kaylani threw in a few extra tricks of hers at the end, like saying bye and giving a kiss. Enjoy!


3 comments:

Lisa said...

wow... good job Kaylani!

Eric the Bolton said...

nice

Mayte said...

So glad to see Kaylani likes it! She is doing just great. Can't believe she will be 1 year old in 2 months. Wow time flies....