• Schnauzie_Mom

    Oh my god, I love the belly. Too funny! And those skinny little legs she got from her mama.

  • Anndruh

    As the first-time mother of a 6 month old, who at this very moment is swaying violently from side to side up on his hands and knees, squawking and trying desperately trying to get them to move in sync so he can crawl for the first time, I am totally looking forward to this.

    Until the first trip to Urgent Care. After that I’m sure I won’t be so jazzed.

  • carawahlgren

    Jesus those pants don’t EVEN fit her. Give it up! Give those pants up! It’s time.

  • jenmata

    Look at her go, awesome! My parents also went on a vacation and left my sister and I with my grandparents, and came back to see me taking my first strolls. I got over it and forgave them. She will forgive you too ;)

  • Crazy Card Lady

    Marlo was walking like she had a full load in her diaper. Funny!!!

  • Crazy Card Lady

    Marlo was walking like she had a full load in her diaper. Funny!!!

  • TxSuzyQ

    What I can’t get over is how willing she is to touch mud! I remember a story about a vacation to the beach where poor little Leta hated touching the sand and here this kid is willingly digging at MUD in the back yard and walking away as if its no big deal.

    LOL Its so weird how two kids with the same parents, same genes, etc, can be so different. Both wonderful, just different.

    Leta: OMG AAACCCCKKKKKK, SAND! GET IT AWAY FROM MEEEEE! NOOOOOOOOO!!!! DON’T YOU DARE PUT ME DOWN AND MAKE ME WALK IN IT YA FREAK!!!

    MARLO: Lalala Hey whats this? Eh… just a little mud. Whatever.

  • TxSuzyQ

    Btw, at 0:29 did she fart and fall down? LOL

  • Gulliver1

    I love this kid!!!

  • EOMama

    Yeah, you’re totally screwed. I still black out for a second when I see videos like this because it brings back horrible, horrible memories of chasing my twins around. Yes, I wrote “twins”. Put *that* in your pipe and smoke it! Only good thing about that part of my life was that I was reeeeeally skinny. No time to eat when you’re keeping toddler twins alive! WHEEEEEE!!!!

  • nadaliem

    Marlo’s eyes are absolutely stunning, what a gorgeous little sweetie! Congratulations on her steps! And that bulky diaper with her little leggings is too cute!

  • jilllovesbacon

    I SO want to zerbert that belly.

  • adamsrice

    I kid you not, my 14 month old has already figured out how to work the rules. For example, “Don’t touch the computer” means climb on top of the coffee table and look at the laptop very very close. KIDS!

    I feel for you, sounds like yours is going to be like mine, meaning, you might want to move all sofa’s away from any windows because she will be standing in them in no time flat.

  • Granny Tammy

    Oh the Achievements she will have! Those are the ones who win ski championships! Advice though from personal experience: Ipecac on the shelf, a range of emergency rooms so you can rotate, stay calm with the policeman who is accusing you of being the world’s worst mother when she climbs out of her car seat and puts the car in gear, a very good pediatrician who sees them regularly who can vouch for you when social services shows up. My wild child is 28 years old and still finding places to climb higher!

  • ORKMommy

    You should just post soundbites of her babbling. I could listen to her for days!!!

  • freckledmama

    Exercise weights on her ankles ought to slow her down. That or a harness with the leach bolted to the middle of the floor offering her a limited range of mayhem.

  • VickiG.

    The beauty and simplicity of this moment brings tears to my eyes.

  • Kristabell

    You guys do the music background to video/pic mix so perfectly. It just makes me choke up. I’m totally failing my child in this area. . .

  • bubbytoots

    When my first son was young his caregiver asked me if I wanted to be told about his first moments while in her care. My heart sank realizing that I would not necessarily see all of his actual firsts. She could see that on my face and added, just remember the first time you see it, IS the first time! I’ll never forget those words. Don’t feel guilty.

  • WashingtonMama

    My oldest is like this. In the 30 seconds I wasn’t watching him he almost threw himself off of a ferry boat in Seattle as a 2 year old. He found the one little place where the railing overlapped and was just big enough to squeeze through. I still get sick to my stomach when I think about that incident. Now I figure if I can keep him alive until he is 18 then I have been a successful parent. Some days I have my doubts.

  • missusclark

    Heather, m’dear. Stock up on bourbon, bandaids, and cute ice packs, ’cause you’re gonna need ‘em. Oh, and keep all the knives WAY out of reach. Knife-wielding toddler = instant nervous breakdown. (do not ask how I know this….)

    My twin girls, now 5, are climbers. At about a year, they climbed out of their own cribs and into each other’s at “nap time” and then howled when they couldn’t get back to their own beds. Now, they try to climb trees by stacking wheeled toys on top of one another and using plugged-in extension cords as rope.

    90% of your job is keepin’ them alive, I always say.

    Best of luck and always keep your meds current!
    Jen

  • megrit411

    Oh my goodness look at her go! Look out with that one. Leta’s going to build the rocketships and Marlo will fly them away. Too cute! Here’s to some more gray hairs for you and Jon.

  • lunacydress

    Oh, the guttulence! It’s too cute!!

  • Tobie

    Other ppl might have already said this, I haven’t read thru, but – did you leave her at a relative’s when you were on vacation?, I ask because, sometimes the “change of pace” seems to motivate their developmental changes. Like while on a beach vacation, they decide they want to swim, whereas previously they were afraid of the water. Or decide they are going to potty-train themselves while at Grandma’s.

    I dunno what it is, just something I’ve observed!

    She is too cute!! :D

  • francabollo

    Oh, sweet Jesus … that belly. I want blow on her belly button, making farting noises.

  • Mrs. Cave

    I totally understand. My daughter, now 3, started walking at 10 months. No wait, not walking, running. I effing kid you not, she was a quick little thing. And no, this is not a brag. I was not all that thrilled with the early running as I have had to become not-so-lazy. And I liked my laziness.

    However, Marlo is super cute with that big belly sticking out and arms all up like a gorilla. Congratulations on becoming the mother of a baby stunt double. We should start a support group.

  • misheru

    Not only is she walking, but I distinctly heard “Daddy” “Bobo” and “Go” in that video — she is so going to spin your head around!

    In a few years, you’re going to look back on that video and absolutely sob your heart out as you see that baby and her joy in pulling grass (she must call herself “Bobo”, too).

    I took a video of my son on his second birthday, back when he called everything delicious “birfday cake”, and afterward we watched it and smiled. Fast forward five years — I find said video on the computer and my husband finds me 10 minutes later in a pool of tears. Gone is the “birfday cake” and the “feets” and the “for bubbi” and also the dear great-grandmother.

    Relish this time! And be sure to backup the server with the videos…always.

  • Holyoke Home

    I think that – usually – keeping a kid’s pants around her knees is a good strategy for slowing her down. But not this one.

  • Celestia

    My daughter walked at 9months so I feel your pain. The only good thing was she wasn’t a risk taker so I got to keep my sanity. Too bad I lost it through lack of sleep.