Wednesday, July 02, 2008

At 16 Months & 11 Days.....

He took his first steps.

How it happened:
David and Benjamin left for church and I stayed home with Jonathan since he's been a bit feverish. I truly think it is those molars, but I didn't want to take any chances and get other kiddos sick. About twenty minutes after they left, I am sitting on the couch reading a magazine debating about putting him to bed early since he wasn't feeling so hot. He is standing on the floor in front of me playing with a toy cell phone.
He throws down the phone sort of playfully and just stands there for a moment.
He takes one step to the right, sort of a side step...and I thought, could he?
And sure enough, he takes FIVE steady steps in a row, looks at me and claps as I start to clap, too. He sits down on his own and then gets right back up to take three more.
That is when I called David (I knew he wasn't to the church building yet)... and he asks if I recorded it.
So I ran and got the camera and this would be the third set of steps he took. Please ignore my high-pitched squealing in the background. That is why I tried to add music...I thought it would cover it up but no such luck.

Anyway. We're awfully proud.


David said...

Yahoo! What a great day! "That's one small step for 'little man', one giant leap for the Dominguez family."

Congratulations, Jonathan! (& sorry for the dramatic quote....)

We love you!

Lauren said...

Awwww! That is so wonderful!!! I hope he starts to feel better!

Anonymous said...

Yea, Jonathan you did it.We've all been waiting.
Love, Grandma

Shellie said...

I love that little cheeser he got on his face! He's such a big boy now.

GPaty said...

I am finding myself with big fat tears in my eyes! He's not even my kid! :) There's something SO PURE and SO PRECIOUS about these moments as a mommy...I am thrilled that YOU WERE THERE FOR THAT MOMENT Kristi! YEA for sweet, adorable Jonathan!

Jennifer said...

YEAH!!! Way to go, Jonathan!!

Rebecca said...

I'm so excited! Don't worry about the squealing, that shows that you are a proud mama :)

Amanda said...

YAY Jonathan!!! I bet you are so proud! I loved your squealing in the background. The music made me a little teary eyed. :)

Anonymous said...

YEA!!! That video is priceless!! He is so proud of himself...almost as proud as his mama!! :)


Rachel said...


i found your blog while blog lurking via other blogs;)
your kiddos are precious! i'm excited to be able to catch up on you and your family through the internet. email me when you get a chance, i'd love to hear from you.

rachel (brainard)

kotitemp said...

Yeah!!! Go Jonathan! How cute! Love the video!!