The Shapiro Files

Monday, August 06, 2007

Baby Steps. Literally.

It finally happened! Melody is walking!

She actually began taking a few independent steps a few weeks ago, but I wanted to wait until her walking was beyond the two-or-three-steps-then-fall-on-the-ground phase before “going public” with the news. Well, I’m glad to say that she’s now walking up a storm!

Check out this series of photos I took this evening of Melody bringing me the book she wanted me to read for her bedtime story:

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Melody has also made the transition from crib to toddler bed and has completely retired from her high chair (she has a children’s table at which she now eats all her meals). In other words, our little girl is growing up. Little by little, she’s shedding all vestiges of “babyhood.” It’s a very exciting time with just a tad of wistful sadness thrown in. Our little baby isn’t so much a baby any more.

And speaking of babyhood, Julianne has been absolutely wonderful. She’s been such a sweet, cuddly, and very happy little munchkin. She’s now mostly sleeping through the night, which is a huge milestone. She has also rolled over a couple of times (stomach to back), but hasn’t done it with any consistency just yet. I’m sure that’ll come soon. Until then, you still have to admire her impressive “baby push ups”:

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By the way, tomorrow is Julianne’s five-month birthday and Melody’s two-year birthday is just a month away. As for the latter, you know what that means...

Hmmm... We should probably start thinking of what we’d like to get Melody for her birthday. Any suggestions for a newly mobile and not-at-all-terrible (above cartoon notwithstanding) two-year-old?


  • Cous -

    That is very melody can hit you and run away :)

    Pics are very cute and we all wish you well here :)

    The Egel Nest

    By Blogger Bradley Egel, at 8/07/2007 10:08 AM  

  • Hi Steve:

    We are so happy to be updated with all your great news!!!

    The girls BOTH look so adorable! You must be very proud of all their accomplishments!! What darling children!!

    Lots of love to all four of you, and to the whole mishpacha!!

    Aunt Linda

    By Anonymous Aunt Linda, at 8/07/2007 10:14 AM  

  • a leash?

    By Anonymous Jody, at 8/10/2007 6:32 AM  

  • Congratulations!

    They are so adorable, both of them! Just wait till they start playing together, that's going to be so cute!

    By Blogger Irina Tsukerman, at 8/13/2007 12:38 PM  

  • Cous -

    We need a new post...but now Sammy is walking...almost running already...can't wait to see the kids together!

    The Egel Nest

    By Blogger Bradley Egel, at 9/11/2007 11:12 AM  

  • Steve -

    Are you trapped under something heavy...if not, blog please...we miss you...if so...tap your foot twice and we'll send help :)

    The Egel Nest

    By Blogger Bradley Egel, at 9/24/2007 11:45 AM  

  • I agree with Bradley, Steve!

    We miss you, and we want to know what's going on!!!

    Aunt Linda

    By Anonymous Aunt Linda, at 9/25/2007 8:24 AM  

  • Brad and Aunt Linda,

    Sorry the huge gaps between posts. Life with two kids (one of which is a very active toddler) really takes it demands on one's time. Add to that my new management position at work and, well, you get the idea.

    In all events, you'll note that I just posted a new enry. It's a little long (I wrote it on and off over the past month!) and there's no photos, but it was one of those topics I've been meaning to write about. Up next will be new photos (I hope)!


    By Blogger Steve Shapiro, at 9/26/2007 4:49 PM  

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