Last night as Sarah had the video camera going my wife had one hand, I had the other and my son Heston William Cooper took his first steps! We let go at the same time and off he went. One step then bam. Right down. I picked him up and gave him kisses all over and told him what a big boy he was. He laughed and then my wife took him and I rewatched the moment on video. Then it was Sarah’s turn. She had him and let go then he took another step and another. He finally did it! Alex was a witness. Then it was his turn and he boycotted the entire process. That’s okay. I know he will take his first step soon and I’m kind of glad it wasn’t on the very same day. I like knowing they are growing at their own pace and they won’t do everything exactly the same. I already updated the baby book. I sent out the video to everyone via Facebook. It was a big moment in the Cooper household. Very exciting stuff. Then Sarah let off the bomb and said you do know now he will get going everywhere, fast. I don’t know that I’m prepared for that yet. I’m so used to just picking them both up and carrying them everywhere. It’s much easier than dragging them around in their baby seats if we are just running in some place.
I loved watching the video over and over again. My wife was so proud. I really can’t believe he’s not even a year old yet and he took his first step. It was a shaky little step but he did it. And it counts because everyone saw him do it. Heston has always been the one to do things first. Which is funny because he’s only a few minutes older than Alex. I have talked to several parents of identical twins and they all told me they don’t do it at the same exact moment. It’s usually later. I know Alex will be soon and we will have the camera ready. Sarah said she is going to work with Heston more today to see if he can get a few more little steps in. She said she will work more with Alex so he can get one in. I told her to set up the camera in case we miss it and she said okay. I have the nanny cam all over my condo but I would like a close up view of it. This is exactly why I’m retiring after this year. I don’t want to miss big moments. I want to attend their school stuff or sports and music stuff. I want to be there. I have more money than we need and I have several backup amounts in case the world implodes or something. I’m okay. I just want to concentrate on my boys. It’s a blessing and all I want.
I’m having a great day already. I tried getting Heston to walk again this morning before I went to work but he was too busy chewing on his oatmeal. That’s my boy. Food before anything else Lol He’s so much like me already. I’m really excited to be able to let Heston walk into the ocean this weekend. We will have him by his hands but I can’t wait for him to feel the sand and the water on his little toes. We will do the same for Alex. I bet he will laugh. He is very vocal. Heston is the calm one.
The women are all excited about this trip. You would think 2 and a half days in the Bahamas was equal to a month-long stay. They have tried on I don’t know how many outfits. They started a group chat last night just about the weather predictions for Saturday and Sunday. It’s going to be in the upper 70’s. And Sarah has been barking out orders on what we need to pack for the boys. I said we can get beach toys there all we need is the floatie arm things I bought at the swimming classes, their life jackets, and swim wear. Because it’s going to be so warm I bought them those wet shirts that divers wear. I had no idea that you can get those in baby sizes but they fit perfect and will prevent any sunburns. I know the boys won’t keep their beach hats on so there’s no reason to even take those. I also know they will have big beach umbrellas we can rent or use. My crew will need 4 or 5 of those Lol We’ve already talked about going down for an hour. Coming back in to cool off so the boys don’t get over heated. Then going down to the pool for half an hour. Cooling off again then more beach time. Sarah made a spreadsheet. Yes she really did. This is why I let her plan everything. Because she knows what’s best for them and I’m still learning all of this stuff. I’ve read over 50 baby books and they seem to forget some of the basic things I need to know. My wife doesn’t have a clue and helps me decide most everything but when it comes to packing baby stuff up she hasn’t gotten into that part yet. She will I’m sure.
Work is going great this week. Short weeks are always fun. I’m going out-of-town in a few hours for the day. I have to fly to a meeting. Should be an interesting lunch then come back and try to make it home in time for supper.
I hope everyone has a great week and I can’t wait to see how the rest of this week goes!