For weeks our wee man has been rolling around on the floor. He could spin in circles and get to where he wanted to go by rolling over and over. But tonight, just as we were watching Coronation Street and enjoying some of the childrens Easter Egg, Gerard noticed Daniel chasing the balloon.
We watched in amazement as Daniel pulled himself forward in a bid to grab the evasive balloon, but each time he reached it, it slid from his grasp and he had to go after it again.
All this was done with a lot of grunting and moaning but as soon as he finally got the balloon he collapsed on top of it and began to lick it vigourosly!
It was one of those moments where you realise that nothing will be the same again. We are going to have to re-childproof our house (I think I’ll be popping over to LuckyMom for some tips!), as in the last two years since Jake was crawling we have definately let our standards slip. The cupboard locks are broken, we have fitted automatic closers on all our doors, and many of Rachel and Jakes toys have hundreds of little bits that can be easily choked on.
More importantly Daniel, who will probably be our last baby, has taken his first steps towards independance. Our baby is growing up. Its really hard to believe and sometimes to cope with the idea that this is the last time we will do all this……..