Tuesday, October 07, 2008

William Walks

We went to Andrew's Little Picasso class this morning at an old elementary school. I always love going to this weekly class mainly because I love to see Andrew in the physical setting. The first day we went, he walked in with his little Cars backpack and he had this funny little confident grin as he bounced down the hallways. I had this vision of him 13 years from now, striding down the halls of his high school, smiling and happy (he will not be an angry, brooding teenage boy).

Anyway, Andrew is not terribly interested in the painting and usually gets his work done pretty quickly, but it is still fun. His teacher is particularly interesting to me. She only lacks a cigarette between her lips to complete the image of a grumpy older woman with personal problems who dislikes kids. Andrew is her second least favorite student. He doesn't mind. He can't understand a word she says; he just wants to know where her nursers are (she is anorexic).

So while Andrew was engaged in Pointilism, Will started walking around the classroom. He could take between 5 and 10 steps before he would fall, but he was so proud. He will be totally independent soon.

Will also participated in the painting today. He was not content to just stay in my arms and watch. He stretched and whined until I gave him a little q-tip. Repeat stretch and whine until I help him dip q-tip in the paint and then let him go for it on the paper. The look on his face was priceless. Just a huge grin. He was even prouder of himself for painting than for walking.

I wish I had photos and that I knew how to get them on the computer.

7 comments:

Tat said...

How adorable! You're probably getting sick of me saying this, but I wish I were there to share fun times with our kids. The blog is second best, so definitely keep it coming.

Michelle said...

wow! that's amazing! haha! love you! seriously, let's get together next week. I miss you!

Momo Cannon said...

How exciting to have Will walking. I was sure it would be soon, he seemed so ready and so enthusiastic! What a sweet boy. We miss him and Andrew. Also Brig and you and Katie, of course. Love you all, Momo

Carolina said...

Congrats to Will! I think Alex may not walk until he's two--he has been taking five to seven steps at a time for a few weeks, but he hates it (even though he claps when he sees other toddlers walking).

Mer Swift said...

Cute, Toby. I love kids!

Sarah said...

That is cute. I can't believe Will is almost a year old already! And that he is walking. He was just a tiny baby the last time I saw him! I guess he'll be frozen into my memory that way until we get a chance to see you again. Speaking of which, are you coming out to Utah for Christmas at all? We miss you guys.

BQC said...

So I was in Miami when Alexandra, Andrew, and Will were at the painting class. When I got back to the office on Wednesday afternoon, I checked the blog, and I learned that Will was walking. This blog is now my go to source for information about my family. What would we do without the internet?