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Friday, June 27, 2014

Anton's first steps!

Eleven-month-old Anton is a quiet, kind-hearted baby, who focuses on the world around him with great seriousness and concentration. For months, he has been carefully trying to walk—first, standing, then cruising along the coffee table, and finally taking a few wobbly steps here and there. But a few days ago, it all clicked and he officially became a TODDLER! Here are two videos of him walking along the water outside our apartment...


Congratulations, Antoni!! You did it! He reminds me of an old man out for his passeggiata.

P.S. Toby's first steps, which feel like a lifetime ago.

77 comments:

Patricia Healey said...

love it! and i think it is hysterical that no one is paying attention to the little guy, esp. the walker in the pink shirt.

Becca said...

Ah the joys of having a kid old enough to walk but too young to listen to you! I am living this right now - good luck and congrats to Anton!

Kendall McKinven said...

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sumslay said...

Honest to god, that's the cutest thing I've ever seen. How sweet! Congrats on the achievement, Anton!

Lou Lou B said...

YAY Anton!!!

13bees said...

unbelievably sweet! congrats! xoxo

Hannah S said...

i just love more than anything that his arms are raised up rocky style like a little champion.

StephNav said...

I don't know why the still shot from the first video reminded me of Rocky...haha. All he needs is a little hoodie! Too cute!

Lisa said...

He's starting to look so grown up! Love his little diaper butt :)

Ashlee Locklear said...

oh my goodness this made my day! Love his little arms tucked by his side ;)

Sarah Spitz said...

Thats hilarious! He is so cute!
And i can´t believe he is almost a year old!

good work, Anton!

Love from Germany and have a wonderful Weekend!
Birdy and the -fatcatconnection-
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Tracy Carson said...

This is such an iconic NYC moment. Taking your first steps along the Hudson. Can't get any better than that! Congratulations Anton!

Carmen Varner said...

What a cute accomplishment. First it's walking...then it's marriage. Or so it seems. Life goes so fast!! :] // itsCarmen.com ☼

Kimberley Wenzel said...

There is nothing cuter than just a little white onesie! Congrats little Anton! And good luck, Jo! We always wait for them to walk and then remember how exhausting it is when they do!

Maywyn Studio said...

Congratulations Anton!

Letícia said...

He is adorable Joanna!

Congrats for such a beautiful family!With all the respect you are one lucky girl to have 3 handsome men at home, let me tell ya!

Now I can get over the fact that people walikng/ jogging/ biking did not even look at Anton! I swear if I was passing by I would die out of cutness!!

Pamguin said...

That warms my heart! I have a 1 year old who is very content NOT walking - she loves cruising and crawling (for now).

Lily L-M said...

SO CUTE! Congrats to Anton and to you!! Now I see why "toddlers" are called exactly that!

x Lily
http://whilemyboyfriendsaway.blogspot.com/

Katie Peshek said...

He is SUCH a doll! I love how your two boys each have their own distinct look - such sweethearts!

Joy said...

So handsome! Well done Anton!

goatsdorun said...

Oh my goodness! What a sweetheart! Congrats on your first steps Anton!

LPC said...

As a suburban mom I'm half "Eeek! Cities! Baby bare feet! Horrible dangers!" and half "Oh my god he is so CUTE!!!" And speedy too:)

Jessica C. said...

I found myself surprised by the way you pronounce 'Anton.' I guess it's funny how we read things and say them in our heads and then hear it out loud and it turns out to be totally different!

Anyhoo, Anton is just adorable! Congratulations big guy! Sweet family!

Jacquelyn Clark said...

Oh my god I could eat him with a spoon! He is just the cutest! Go Anton Go!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Such a soulful little face.
xo

Patty said...

oh my god! he is the cutest! he walks so funny )) He is not even a year old yet, isn't he?

A Little Londoner said...

Oh my goodness, such a special day and what a clever boy!! My 15 month old is still not walking,which is fine, I can call her my baby for a bit longer x

Rachel said...

Welcome to toddlerhood, Anton! His little jelly rolls are the cutest! <3

Martini said...

No ankles and droopy drawers! Gotta' love it.

Congratulations Anton. Well done there, Kiddo.

Lindsay said...

Haha, so cute! I love what he does with his hands as he takes each step!

-Lindsay from Dearest Darling

Nina Leung said...

Yah Anton!! He's a big boy now! What a cutie!
Now you need to step it up chasing TWO boys! Yikes!

Emily said...

Look at him go! What a cutie!

Lacey said...

That is the sweetest video! Thanks for sharing life's lovely moments.

Felicia said...

That's so sweet. Can't wait for this stage! In other news, it's so strange to hear your voice for the first time after reading your blog for years...

Kathleen Heffner said...

such a cute little baby!!

Amy said...

This is super cute. He's adorable. But also, am I the only one who found it super cool/fun to hear Joanna's voice? :)

Gretchen said...

Wow this is probably the cutest thing ever.

J.R. said...

I want to know what he was thinking as he stood and looked at that amazing skyline! What a good picture! So happy for him :)

Catherine Masi said...

This child!!! How are the people passing by not stopping and gushing over him? HOW?!
What a sweet sweet family you have...

Renae said...

Yay Anton - and you're just so squishy cute too!

tara said...

Oh fun!! I loved watching my niece and nephew take their first steps! It's so exciting seeing kids put things together and learn.

PS: WHAT A CUTIE!!

Sharol Flo said...

So adorable! It seems like he's growing so fast.

Amy P said...

My son is walking exactly like that now, at 14.5 months! So fun to watch their triumphant little selves :)

MelanieKPrice said...

LOVE!!!! So, so sweet. Congrats Anton!

Sammi Egan said...

I love Becca's comment about having a kid old enough to walk, but not old enough to listen to you! He's doing awesome, there's nothing like those wobbly first steps.

Mollylee said...

Yeah! Those chubby walking legs are too cute :). I'll be curious to see what your experience is with two mobile little ones.

Kalap said...

Amazing! Well done Anton! Such an adorable little fella.

Denene said...

So cute!

Joanna Goddard said...

"no ankles" — haha, martini, i love it :)

Joanna Goddard said...

LPC, haha, i hear you! and, interestingly, i would NEVER have let him walk with bare feet in the west village (our old neighborhood) because it was so crowded and dirty on the sidewalks. but in battery park city, they literally wash the sidewalks every morning; it's spotless down here. it's kind of crazy—i don't know anywhere else in the city that's like that!

Joanna Goddard said...

jessica, that's funny! did you think it was pronounced "ANT-un"? some people will say that, but we go with "AN-ton" :)

Jessica C. said...

@Joanna yes! =)

Christie. said...

I can't believe he is old enough to walk already! It feels like yesterday that you were talking about taking baby moons, and posting motherhood monday things.

Congratulations to Anton!

stateandoccupation.com said...

Hearing your voice is so cool, hahaha! Way to go little dude- his legs kill me:)

Dakota

Leah said...

Too cute!!!

Finley said...

Heart. Melting.

Jodie M said...

Love those chuby legs, so cute! Well done Anton!

The Good Life | Healthy Living said...

Too cute! He is like "are you kidding me? These legs were made for walking!".

Melanie Boucher said...

Oy he is so sweet!

Arika Schienbein said...

Is that you saying his name? So silly but I'd never heard your voice and it wasn't how I imagined it. :). He is so adorable. Love your blog

VivaCindy said...

same comment as annika above...i imagined your voice to be different (for whatever reason)...our sons seem to be hitting milestones together:) such a fun age.

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Kadi S. said...

Good job Anton! This is weird, i remember when i first discovered your blog and you were pregnant with him... It sometimes feels incomprehensible how fast babies develop.

Kendall said...

He is so incredibly cute! I love this small snapshot of city life - his little barefoot self taking his first steps out on the walk near the river - bikes wizzing by and skyscrapers in the background. Thanks for sharing! He's such a cute little man.

Amelia said...

Hearing your voice is insane! Totally not the voice I hear in my head when I read your posts :) Anton is an expert!

thelittledrömer said...

Anton is so adorable!

phuong09 said...

i rarely ever comment, but i love your pictures of anton. he truly looks like a thoughtful baby. best wishes with your boys!

Jacob Phelps said...

Congrats!!

Elizabeth said...

So sweet! Hooray Anton!! And his is totally like an old man out for his passeggiata :)

Nora Henbury said...

o sweet

Monika Jones said...

Congratulations! He is so adorable! Kids grow up so fast. :)

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collette said...

Aw, just love the cityscape in the background! Big day!

Daphné said...

Bravo Anton ! These vids are beyond adorable!

Gessamí Forner said...

Congratulations, Anton!!!!

Cheryl said...

Adorable! I so loved this period with both mine (now 7.5 and newly 4). That Frankenstein walk is the best and I love how he's all tippy toe about it :)

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