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Friday, September 09, 2011

Bravo, Toby!

Yesterday was an exciting day in the Goddard-Williams household. After months of clutching the coffee table and wobbling around on tippy toe, Toby STOOD all by himself for the very first time!!! Look at the balance! The posture! The nonchalance! Huge congratulations, my little one, from your very proud mama.

(You've come a long way, baby.)

99 comments:

17 Perth said...

Haha--YAY--Way to go Toby!! He looks like he is saying "Yep, I got this standing thing, no big deal". Too cute!!

Kersey Campbell said...

Congrats little man! He'll be walking in no time, now comes the REAL fun :)

shelby h.k. said...

yay Toby!!! Great job little handsome man!!! :) Love those photos, too!

xx

Jaime Lee said...

whoohoo!! Now your really going to be on your toe.

Simone said...

oh how exciting!

Cristina said...

Bravissimo!!
:-)

Jocy said...

How exciting!! Congrats.

Amy said...

Yay!!! Soon you'll be running all over the place! What great photos; he does indeed make it look easy.

Aliaksei Koval said...

Horray to Toby!

Tynesia said...

Bravo!

nicole said...

Congrats, Toby! You're a big boy now. xo.

Angela [Simply Simple Me] said...

Like a champ! Congrats :)

natalie said...

Yahtzee! Good work Toby!

Amy Rene said...

adorable! I love it when babies begin to stand :)


PS - love Natalie's "Yahtzee!" comment. too cute of a response!

Joanna Goddard said...

yay! i just can't believe he can hold up that giant head. (it's like an orange on a toothpick.)

Channeling Contessa said...

Woohoo! What a way to round out the week!

Nicole said...

Oh my gosh, how cute! Congrats, Toby! And might I say, he looks SO much like you, Joanna, in the second picture!!

Ashley said...

Hooray! Woot-woot Toby! Sorry we missed seeing him yesterday and applauding in person!

Diana Mieczan said...

Yay!!! Good job, Toby. Joanna, those photos are fantastic. He is such a cool little guy:) Happy Friday.

Damla said...

Congratulations Toby! It is a hard job to stand up with your little body&legs, but you look so cool and nonchalant!
cannot wait for you to walk- altough that exhaust your Mama Joanna chasing after you ;)
keep up the good work ;)

Hlazare said...

Love opening COJ and seeing these photos!! Thanks for sharing!

Jenna Lee said...

Absolutely adorable! Congrats Toby!

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martha.v said...

yay! bravo :) xxx

Damla said...

iloved your comment Joanna! ("it's like an orange on a toothpick.")
I think Toby looks very much like that Nick cartoon character Jimmy Neutron. He's got a big head as well and he is very brainy, as Toby is :)

Mollie D said...

Woo! Get your running shoes on!

miss hill said...

Well done Toby and I can only say lucky you Joanna! my son started walking at 8.5 months and with NO spacial awareness to speak of at that time, life was bumpy to say the least. Now at 1 year he climbs everything. His buggy, the stairs, the coffee table and the back of the sofa have all been conquered. If I hear silence for more than 3 seconds, I don't even bother to look for him on the ground, I just look up!! Have a lovely weekend.

Heba said...

omg that's so sweet Toby

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Nikskie said...

wheey!!
you go toby!!!!!

Amor às Riscas said...

Yay!
You and Alex must be so proud. I know I am, and I don't even know little Toby. Although sometimes you make me feel like I do :)

Jeneric Generation said...

Do you see how cute your little boy is?? I know you do. I just want you to know you are not alone. What a big day!!

angela said...

oh my goodness- so cute! and i must know where his little brown shoes are from. my little dude is due for new shoes and i am stumped.

Manding. said...

Congratulations ! What a big boy !!

MakeHappy said...

That is an exciting trick, Toby! Your Mom sounds pretty proud. Keep on rockin' those awesome shoes.

LeeLee said...

So precious. Congratulations!

Tina/Morning Person Tina said...

Congratulations! What an exciting day for such a beautiful boy!

Lauren said...

He is absolutely adorable! :) Yay Toby!

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Jenna said...

Hooray for Toby! Next thing you know, he'll be running around :)

Cate said...

Huzzah for Toby! You can see the little boy-ness coming out in him already. What a charmer!

Laura said...

YAY Toby! So exciting! Congrats!

Claire Star said...

Go Toby! Congratulations, little guy!

Liz said...

That is what's up Toby! How stinking cute!

Jennifer King said...

Way to go, Toby!

Lux said...

Haha, "for your favorite child." Bobby, you get a present! Susie, you suck, so nothing for you!

Lux said...

He is really just the cutest,and you're such a cute mom! Congrats to Toby!

amy said...

Yeah, Toby!!! Take as many photos as you can... once he's off and walking everywhere, the photos are tricky!!!
Have a great weekend!

Notes from Holly St. said...

congrats!! i never truly understood how profound these milestones were until i had my own baby. she is now 6-months-old and i am in awe of how she is developing. bravo, Toby! what an accomplishment!

Elaine said...

Bravo, Toby!! Such a significant milestone in his (and your) life! Looking at his little face in this picture just makes my heart swell :).

Sunshine on my window. said...

Yay!!!Rock on Toby. Must have been a beautiful moment for you!!!

mary said...

gah! don't you love this stage? way to go, toby!

Joanna Goddard said...

mary, yes! this stage is the best:) they're still chubby babies but also little people. it's so endearing.

Blue Is Bleu said...

Aww yay!!! And he does it so well!

alyson said...

yahooo Toby!!!!! soon he'll be running all over the place. ;) xo

Courtney said...

Yey!!!
Did you know the trick that if you put something in their little hands (like a drinking cup!), they will feel like they're holding on to the table and forget that they're standing all by themselves. My kids took their first steps when holding something in their hands.
xx

Lisa said...

Congratulations, Toby! You did it! What a beautiful moment this must be in a mother's life! It gives me goosebumps just thinking about it :) Toby looks so adorable - indeed, he like a little man. I also really love his shoes!!

Enjoy this new stage in Toby's (and your) life!

Lisa

PoetessWug said...

Awwwwww! Toby, Toby...YOU GO BOY!!!! ^_^ How exciting!!!

Liliana said...

Yay! Felicidades Toby. This is so exciting!

hannah said...

congrats toby!!
this post just made me think about how you kept your maiden name. can you do a post about that?!
hyphen or not? children's last names? is it work related or a personal choice? i think it's really interesting now how so many people have so many viewpoints what is modern/traditional/feminist/none of the above. could make for an interesting conversation!

Joanna Goddard said...

yes, hannah, absolutely! :) good idea.

Joanna Goddard said...

courtney, that is fascinating! he would only stand when he was holding something -- that must have been why!

Catherine Masi said...

The POISE with the sippy cup!

jen fuller said...

My baby boy is just starting to crawl and I wanna high five him (impossible, but sounds awesome) every time he learns something new! It's so fun!
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Kathy said...

Yay Toby!

Anonymous said...

cutest. baby. ever.

Melania said...

Hi Joanna,
I introduce myself,
I'm Melania adn I am an italian girl.
This is the second time that i write in your blog....
Your baby is so cute and I want say to him 'bravissimo Toby noi facciamo tutti il tifo per te'(good Toby we are your fan).
Ciao e buona giornata (Bye, have a nice day)

Mal said...

That's so exciting!!!

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Brigette Olmos-Arreola said...

Congratulations, such a big moment in a little life!

Joanna Goddard said...

haha, melania, you are so sweet!

Zoë said...

Ahh! Yay, Toby! He's such a natural. :)

gemma said...

"nonchalance" i love it! go mr. toby!

emily said...

Go Toby! Standing up! That's awesome :)

My nephew just started walking a couple months ago and quickly moved onto climbing...everything and anything he can! I'm sure Toby will be into everything in no time too!

Abbey said...

whoooo hooo!

Julie @ Willow Bird Baking said...

Aw, hooray Toby!!!

abigail said...

yoo-hoo! Congratulations, Toby, way to go!!!

It's so funny those little moments- parents are stuck there mouths gaping while the babies act as if they have been doing this all the time -when we are not looking ; )

our 10 month old used a little chair as a walker the other day and I was almost surprised and she was!

Miss Becca said...

Hip, Hip Hurrah! Toby!

Muriel said...

I. LOVE. TOBY. (HUGE) griiinn.

Seasick Sarah said...

Aw! Congrats Toby :)

Jenni Austria Germany said...

his profile looks SO much like alex!

megan said...

He looks like such a big boy standing there! Let the fun begin Mom and Dad!!! YAY Toby!!!

Moonlight said...

I love this period when babies grow into what I call "real people". Then you can dress them up in more serious outfits and they can run around like minature business men or so! Soooo adorable!
May he be always healthy and happy!

Colleen / Inspired to Share said...

He is such a stud!!

El said...

he's got the best SHOES on!!! so sophisticated :)

Lidia said...

Congratulations Toby! and congratulations Jo for being such a sweet mama!!!

Kirsteen said...

He's so cute! You must be so proud :)
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wildchild said...

woah congratulations toby :) your little guy's growing up so fast, joanna! what a sweetie :)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous!

jean goddard said...

Good going, my little grandson! xoxoxox

erin said...

huzzah!

Mommyblogger said...

Yay- such a fun milestone to meet. Congrats Toby!

Raey said...

Awww..Congrats Jo!! Toby is growing up so fast!

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Barbie // Birds of a Lovely Feather said...

That's such an exciting milestone... and the start of a new chapter. Enjoy!

marijamarija said...

Congrats Toby!!! We're a couple of months away from this milestone ourselves - seams surreal. Go Toby go!!!

cushion cut engagement rings said...

A very sweet photo!

M said...

What a cute photo! He's growing up to be such a cute little guy!

Kara Underwood said...

Congrats! How exciting, he is adorable.

Anonymous said...

Cute little shoes on that standing boy!

Anonymous said...

What a cutie!

Kate said...

My oldest was 13 months before he took a single step {and his first steps were all backwards! I was so concerned about that until her FINALLY began walking forward.} My baby, however, took her first steps at 8 months! I felt like I didn't get a "baby" because she was always so eager to catcher her brother she pushed everything forward. Taught me to Enjoy those milestones no matter when they're reached!

Anonymous said...

recently found your lovely blog & have been going through the archives...my lo is approaching the same milestone right now, and i just wanted to join the chorus on complimenting those adorable shoes - where'd you find them?

thanks for all the ideas & inspiration - so glad to have stumbled upon them!

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