I am primarily a stay at home mom who loves being Mrs. Christopher Todd Stidham and is proud to be called "Brady's, Evan's, & Maddox's Mom". I started this in order to look back on the many moments that I like to think I will never forget as my children grow and change...and hopeful that one day they will cherish these recorded memories as well.
It is official....Maddox is a walker. He "officially" walked for the first time on my birthday eve, June 24th. He definitely took his time with REALLY walking...as in more than just a couple steps at a time, choosing walking as his first choice of motion - vs. crawling, getting back up on his feet to try it again - vs. falling and then just switching to crawling. I would say that the last week of July going into that last weekend of the month he really just decided that walking is mode of transportation choice number one. He got much braver - and excited - to just take off. He would walk across the room with success. When he fell walking he would pick himself up and try again rather than just submitting to the crawl. He is so fun to watch. He holds his hands up and out straight....like the universal sign for "stop". He has the swagger of a cowboy, maybe of one with a couple of drinks in him. There is a gut out, butt out, bow-leggedness that is distinct enough I feel I could pick him out of a row of blonde toddler beauties coming at me from a distance. He has been so proud of himself...walking with a huge, radiant grin that is often accompanied by a little excited giggle. I. LOVE. IT!!!!