Santa Claus has stolen my baby!  In his place he left me with an honest to goodness little boy.  One that can pull up and take steps while pushing his new wagon.  Did Santa think I wouldn’t notice that this new model  is quicker and more daring than my floor bound baby?  This little boy not only enjoys pulling himself up on anything and everything now, but he especially enjoys flinging himself off of them and laughs hysterically when he falls face first or butt first to the ground.  I think there was a mistake, Santa.  I do not recall asking for a rough and tumble emergency room visit waiting to happen in my stocking this year.  What have you done with my sweet tummy scooting infant?!

I am not exaggerating one bit when I say that in the last 36 hours Kendall has gone from the master of Army crawling to crawling on all fours, pulling up, taking steps with the help of push toys, and flinging himself to the ground with glee.  I think he might even have his first black eye.  This new found dare devilness pleases him greatly.

Among other fabulous gifts, he received a Radio Flyer push wagon and an activity table for Christmas.  I don’t know if it was just the right time, or if these toys helped push things along, but within hours of opening presents he mastered both “big boy” toys.  To think… I was expecting he would have to “grow into” these toys.  But, as it turns out, my nearly 8 month old baby is not such a baby anymore.  And something about these new developments even makes him LOOK LESS like a baby.  As I watched him gobble up the corner of yet another board book tonight, I couldn’t  help but sit there in awe.  He really is growing up…right in front of me.  How is it that we went from this

courtesy of Regetis Photography,

to this… (and yes, that’s Scott rocking his super cool Santa hat in the background)

in the blink of an eye?  It made me pause and say out loud this quote I think of from time to time. “Be happy for this moment.  This moment is your life.”

I hope you all had a fantastic holiday!  Be on the lookout next year for Santa Claus.  He just may kidnap your baby, too.

Kendall is rapidly approaching 8 months old

2 thoughts on “I’d like to report an abduction.”

  1. When Big Brother was a baby he went from only being able to sit up to crawling to pulling himself up to walking (holding onto the table) in a 24 hour period. It happens in a flash. Sometimes he wakes up in the morning and I swear he is bigger than he was the day before.

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