Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year (2011) & a Surprise!

I still can't believe that it is a new year.....2011......WOW!!  In just a month & half, Landon will be turning 2!!  Yikes!!  Time sure is flying by!  Another year of crazy schedules and of course NEW milestones!!  I have been hoping to share one of Landon's latest, but it always happens so quickly, and frankly, I don't want to miss it.  It's random, and is done, ONLY when he feels like it.  Don't bother asking (that only worked the first time, has happened about 4 now), the boy will be down right defiant!

One day about a week ago, Scott was holding Landon and stood him up on the floor and "told" him to go for a walk......and guess what?  HE DID!!  He took 4 quick steps and sat down just as quickly!  On occasion now, if you tell Landon to go for a walk, he will stand up (in the middle of the floor), get his balance, and take 2 quick steps.  It's done at lightning speed, not sure if the camera was in my hand, that I would still be able to capture it.  The joke in our house, is Landon is good for 1 a day!  I am not one to be defeated so easily..........I will catch it, and I promise I will share!!  Words cannot describe the feelings of having a front row seat to this HUGE milestone..........but something tells me, a lot of you already know!  It's bittersweet...........just knowing how hard Landon has worked to reach it!!  There was a time when I wondered if he would be walking by his second birthday.........POSSIBLY!!  But even if he doesn't, he is taking steps in the right direction!!  I could not be more proud of my baby boy!!

I am so excited to see what 2011 will bring!

I thought I would also share a few photos of the boys who begged to stay up until midnight!

                               This little munchkin was sleeping by 8:30pm, now that's a late night for him!!
This little boy (Elijah) fought to stay awake (and almost made it), was snoring by 11:45pm! lol
And my true night owl (Mason), keeping his energy up with the Wii! (He literally played until  2 minutes before midnight.)

A quick toast of eggnog, and off to bed we went!



  1. That is GREAT!!!! I can't wait to see it captured on film!!! Landon is like Sweet Pea and does things only when he wants to and defies attempts to make him do otherwise. These kiddos are smart!

    Happy New Year!

  2. I think my boys made it longer than me last night. I was in bed, and heard the fireworks. But i think the boys were still playing video games. I guess I'm getting old. Happy Nee Years!!

  3. A very Happy New Year to you and your beautiful clan.

    I cannot believe how many of our little guys are on the verge of walking!It is so exciting to see.And when I say our,I unfortunately don't mean my littlest love ... walking is a a long way off for her,God willing she will one day,until then I will rejoice with you all as your babies hit this amazing milestone!

  4. Happy New Year Kelly!I've been following along even if not commenting all of the time but I'm so happy that L. is feeling better and the walking- well, I will just remind you that in no time you will be chasing the little guy all over the house!

  5. Fantastic walking! Happy New Year to you and your wonderful family.

  6. Really exciting to hear about Landon taking steps!! Cant wait to see a little video...The pictures of the boys New Years Eve are so cute, you have a lovely family! Happy New Year!

  7. What a super New Year's surprise. Can't wait to see Landon walking on video. Love the pics of the boys for New Years. Ours were sleeping by 8pm! Party animals!

  8. Wow, so exciting about Landon's steps!!! Wonderful! And the pics are priceless - that's about what I'm like on New Year's Eve, too. Can barely make it, if at all. :-)

  9. Happy 2011 and happy steps!!! What an exciting way to kick off the new year! He'll be walking (and running) before you know it!

  10. Happy New Year to you!!!
    What a great start! Waiting to see it!!!

  11. Way to go Landon!! It cracks me up that he does it when you tell him to take a walk. :)