Friday, May 23, 2008

Favorite Foto Friday--He Finally Got It!

Choose only one picture. That was my task for FFF this week. My camera has been clicking away like crazy, documenting several firsts this week, so choosing was hard! This week Colter went on his first zoo adventure, advanced to taking five or six unassisted steps at a time, had to say good-bye to the car that brought him home from the hospital (we sold it), stood up all by himself without pulling up on anything, was reunited with his best bud, Carter, who got to come home with good reports--whoo hoo!--amongst other photo opps. It was a busy picture week, but I decided on this one.

There are a few pictures that I like better (which I posted yesterday, if you're interested), but this was the best moment! Colter has been trying for months to stand up by himself--without using anything to pull up on. He always ended looking through his legs upside down, because he wasn't quite strong enough to get his upper body up while keeping his legs straight. His attempts were hilarious! While I was making dinner Tuesday, Colter suddenly stood up in the middle of the kitchen! The first time he did it, he was so excited he started clapping. He knew right then that he had finally accomplished what he'd been trying to do for months and he was proud of it! We clapped and celebrated with him. It was such a precious moment, and yipee! The camera was right on hand.

To see more FFF pictures go to Kiss the Frog 4 Me.

23 comments:

Jennifer said...

Absolutely, positively, without a shadow of a doubt...PERFECT! I just think he is so...so...scrumptious!

ClarkFamily said...

Oh how perfect! He looks so proud of himself - you captured his excitement perfectly! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

Rebekah, Jaden & Baby#2 TOO!

Hannah said...

That is awesome that you were able to catch such a big moment for him!!

I checked out your Thursday pictures and LOVED the first one, you should have it framed!!

Hannah

Sarah said...

Oh, he is SO CUTE! Look how proud he is of himself! Watch out mama... you are going to be busy chasing him around! How fun!

Katie said...

Oh that is adorable !!

Our Family of 5 said...

Bless his little heart! Look at the smile even with the binkie in you can see it! Good Job Colter!

Amy said...

What a perfect picture. My 13 month old has been trying to get from sitting to standing independently as well. Good Job Colter!

Jenn said...

How cute ! He looks so pleased with himself !

Maria and Jose Flores(Boston) said...

Congratulations to your little one!
How precious

Maria F(Boston)

One Busy Momma said...

He is sooo cute!!!!!!

So funny that he is clapping for himself! I love that!!!!

Denise

Kelly said...

AHHH what a big deal! WTG Colter (by the way have I ever told you how much I LOVE that name?)!!!! what an absolutely precious picture of his little steps! :)

Kelly said...

Way to go Colter!!!! What a cutie pie!!!

MICHELLE said...

WHAT A GREAT PICTURE,HE IS SO CUTE.EJOY YOUR WEEKEND.

Mindy said...

So, so cute!!! He is a DOLL! All of those pictures from yesterday are adorable, too!!!

JuJu - said...

sweet, sweet boy;)

Sue said...

Your going to be one busy mama here very soon. They go from walking to running so fast :) He is adorable!

Alleen said...

He's adorable!!!

thanks for stopping by my blogs!

threehandprints said...

Good job Colter! My little Matthew didn't let go until he was 15 months. Cute picture and I really like the close up picture of his eyes, the black and white one. Have a great weekend:)

Lisa & Madeline said...

Congrats Colter on taking those steps and standing. Once you get moving, your mommy will wish you didnt start walking until later LOL. My little girl Madeline walked at 9 months old.--my goodness, was she into everything.

Keep up the good work Colter.
Lisa & madeline

the160acrewoods said...

awww that is totally cute!!! what a sweetie!

Gina said...

I love this picture, you can sure tell that he is so proud of his latest accomplishment, and I am sure you are thrilled that you were there to witness such a big step for Colter.

Melanie said...

Love this picture of him walking! It is so special that you were able to capture that moment in a picture.

Have a great week!

ellasmommy said...

What an adorable picture of an adorable boy! You're lucky..I never have my camera handy when those first moments happen! This photo is priceless!

Timberly