Milestone Photos: First Steps

standard June 13, 2011 Leave a response

I have a confession to make. I missed my second daughter’s first steps.

I was in the house with her. It was a sunny weekend afternoon. I fact, I was very focused on her seeing as I was running around making cupcakes and doing last second prep for her first birthday party. But I wasn’t actually focused on her.

If we’re being brutally honest, when she took that momentous first step, while frosting said cupcakes, I was on the phone with a really old friend who I hadn’t talked to in years and who clearly really needed to talk. So, when M called to me from the living room, I might have said something like:

“Yeah, yeah. Great. I’ll catch her next first steps.” Cruel mommy that I am!

But come on, we all know how it is. Kids do something for the “first” time, then they don’t do it again for weeks and they do it all over again.

Little L, true to form, didn’t take any more “first steps” until we went to Lake Tahoe with the family a few weeks later.

That time, as though to prove the point that I should really have put down the phone and run over with a camera back on her birthday, she took her second “first steps” on the beach, in the buff.

I have the video and all the pictures you could want of that precious moment. But, (and really, isn’t this the biggest irony in a blogging mom’s life?) she’s not wearing anything other than a large amount of sand mixed with cookie crumbs and the cutest too-big baseball cap you could imagine.

And no, you can’t see the photos. Or the video footage, which is, if I may say so, adorable. Because, you know, I draw the line at not showing my kids in the buff online.

Standing… just not walking.

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Please note: This post is a sponsored post in conjunction with the BabyCenter Blog Network. The photos and thoughts contained here are all mine.

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