Monday, March 1, 2010

She did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, Zoé is walking. You have read it right: W.A.L.K.I.N.G...unaided, alone, solo, and she is so proud, there is nothing else to say. She needs to flap her arms a little to keep her balance in check, and I like to think of a little fragile chick or birdie that has just come out of its shell and is about to take off.

Zoé even pushes my hands and simply wants to explore, walk across the living room, along benches, from right to left and left to right, straight is beautiful.

February 26th will forever be marked in stone.


1969: Man takes first steps on the Moon
American Neil Armstrong has become the first man to walk on the Moon.
The astronaut stepped onto the Moon's surface, in the Sea of Tranquility, at 0256 GMT, nearly 20 minutes after first opening the hatch on the Eagle landing craft.

Armstrong had earlier reported the lunar module's safe landing at 2017 GMT with the words: "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed."

As he put his left foot down first Armstrong declared: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."


2010: Zoé takes first steps alone. "I knew I'd see this in time, but didn't think it would happen so soon." said her teary-eyed mom.
As Armstrong opened the hatch on the Eagle landing craft, Zoé's little legs took off, carrying her out of her tight nest, into this new world of independence and freedom.

You should see her as she plays the pinball machine: from daddy's arms to mine, from mine to daddy's, from one friend to the next.
Her caregiver at daycare told me that two of Zoé's friends, Amelia and Kathy, held her hands to help her walk. I wish I had a picture to document these momentous events.

"That's one small step for Zoé, one giant leap for her favorite cheerleaders, Daddy and Maman."


Fiamma said...

Zoe, you rock my socks!!
We are so proud of you- and cannot wait to see more tricks that you are waiting to unfold before us!
we're so proud and send our love and kisses!
Fiamma and co

Gwen and Co said...

Dearest Zoé, little Princess, CONGRATULATIONS ! You did it, waoooo!!! A few steps all alone, and so many more to come ! We are so proud of ouy ! Le début d'un long chemin plein de nouvelles aventures... Explore ma puce, et bientôt c'est maman et daddy qui vont te courir après... All the best, Gwen&Co

Anonymous said...

Joy is the feeling of grinning inside and this is what Zoe has done for us by taking her first steps. What a milestone and wonderful accomplishment.

Thank you Zoe, David and Sarah for the joy we feel. Hooray for little Zoe!

Big hugs, Catherine and Pieter

Sarah said...

Thanks to all of you for your words of encouragement. I simply feel so much pride, I'm bursting inside!
Love to y'all.