One wobbly step for man… er… Oliver

One giant leap for me not having to carry them everywhere!!

Oliver’s First Steps from Kai Saunders on Vimeo.

He’s so close – any one want to join us in guessing when he’ll spring forth and officially be walking? E thinks it’ll be by the end of this weekend, but I think it’ll be a few more days, so maybe by the end of next week. Eli is also getting much more confidant on his feet – I can’t believe we’re going to have two little men walking soon! It’s going to get even more nuts around here, isn’t it?

In other news, Oliver definitely picked up a cold earlier in the week and somehow I caught it too (shocking!). Let’s just say that for the past few days I have thanked PBS profusely for providing educational TV to entertain them when my head was pounding and nose turned into a faucet. Thankfully, neither E or Eli caught it. Actually, this is the third time a ‘sick’ has gone around the family (E, Oliver and I even got sick from the water in India) and Eli’s been fine. He’s certainly got a champion immune system!

To celebrate feeling a bit better today, we met up with friends at the zoo (Hi girls!) and had fun parting crowds with our double and triple strollers. Sadly most of the exhibits went over the kids’ heads (literally when it comes to the concrete walls surrounding the Big Cats), but they enjoyed the flock of pink flamingos again and at least did get to hear a real lion roar for the first time. Meg and I pointed animals out and thought the kids were looking at them, but no, it’s really the railing or the back of their hands or the other toddlers that they’re interested in. Can’t wait for the day when they fully connect that “Look, a chimpanzee” means the black hairy thing that looks a lot like a bigger, smarter version of Pilot. Plus it’ll be so much fun to have my own little symphony of “OOH OOH AAH AAH”. Ah, the benefits of having multiples :)

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