Sawyer is officially walking! He started earlier than Colin but he didn't master it as quickly as Colin. As with all of Colin's milestones, he decided he was going to do it and he did it. The key being he was ready. My mom and I often wonder how long he's able to do something before he actually does it. Maybe he has a little of his momma's perfectionism and wants to make sure he's got it down just right before trying it for all to see.
Sawyer is a different story. He falls, he gets right back up, and he tries again. He started pulling up about a month ago and then took his first steps when Amanda and her gang was here on July 17th. Since then he's gradually worked up his confidence but within the last 2 weeks, he has really taken off. He walks across the room with his little arms out to the side for balance and giggles to himself to show his pride. He still falls and he still does the one-leg crawl but he's really over the toddling stage.
I dug out these shoes from Colin's hand-me-downs. Sawyer was eager to put them on but then acted as if each shoe weighed 400 pounds. He sat there paralyzed trying to figure out what to do.
He eventually got the hang of it but I don't think he was sold on the shoes. Understandable, considering he hasn't worn shoes 1 day of his 13+ months of life! But they're just so darn cute!
Not to be outdone, someone else had to make an appearance. Why do I bother buying toys? My children clearly prefer the unconventional items.