12.19.2011

EXCITING NEWS OF THE DAY



my goofy baby sister graduated from college this weekend. i am so proud of her! how did we get so old? she majored in opera vocal performance, and word has it her senior recital was beyond amazing. 

alex is only my second sister to graduate in opera vocal performance. where did i go wrong? i went digging into my archives to find when all three of us sang together for my dad's birthday--here it is!

in the most terribly exciting news, today huck took his first steps. we have a walker!! there was a lot of excited squealing at our house today. he went from two timid steps to seven and eight in a row and then suddenly it was all over and my baby is an adult. it was amazing to watch him learn and gain confidence so quickly. i just can't believe what a big, handsome, lovely little boy i got going on.

i took about a million videos but ruined each one with my seriously grating shrieks. this one was the least offensive of them all (taken portrait style because i was a little distracted by things) and i am including it below for grandparents and posterity. hooray for huck! biggest big boy in the whole big world!


if you're on the fence about it, let me just tell you... being a mom is the best. shrieking squeals and all.

28 comments :

  1. ahhh that's adorable. he's so proud of himself - yay for huck!

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  2. oh. my. WORD.

    just when i think i can't love huck anymore, i see a video of him WALKING.

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  3. oh my goodness how awesome!!! walking babies are so fun (and so sad because they'll never be "babies" again) ahh! I'm so so so excited for you!

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  4. Ahh! How exciting! Huck is such a big boy now :) You sound like such a proud momma!

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  5. that link isn't working for me. I wanna see it!!

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  6. And if nothing else, he could dance in the "Thriller" music video.
    Yay for cute walking babies! And also boo for cute walking babies. Cuz that means they're getting older.

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  7. the link to the birthday video just enlarges the photo of your sister you posted. cute baby though!!! that huck!

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  8. @ bri and mandiscandal, i fixed it!!! thanks for letting me know!

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  9. Huck is awesome! Love the video - portrait view and all!

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  10. so I was near tears because that was so beautiful, and then your sister yells at the other one and it made me laugh out loud. families are wonderful aren't they!!? thanks for sharing your life with us Natalie! :D

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  11. GO HUCK!! my sweet baby jack is just a few days younger than him and soooo close to walking as well. looks like huckleberry beat him to it!

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  12. Ok this brought tears to my eyes reminding me of when my own little love started walking just five months ago. They walk with their hands up by their shoulders for awhile and it is the SWEETEST! You are a wonderful mama and it shows in Huck.

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  13. that's amazing!! motherhood truly is the best! i squealed so loud when my 10 month old pulled herself to a standing position that I scared her and she broke into tears. i can only imagine what i'll do when she takes her first steps! congrats!!

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  14. AW! Yay Mr. Huck!! So cute. :) I think that's AMAZING that your sisters sing opera! That is something I will never be blessed with. haha!

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  15. Wow! You guys sound SO GREAT together! I love that HUCK can walk! Thanks for posting those steps! SO SO SWEET!

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  16. great post! good for him on walking!

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  17. He is getting SO big Natalie! Such a clever little dude he is!

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  18. Honestly, adorable. He is so proud of himself! I love it.

    Also, can I request a search box on your page for those of us who like to stalk specific posts? (lol) thanks!

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  19. ha! the look he gives you is like, "check this out mom, this is SO cool." Nice work Huck, have fun!

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  20. YAY HUCK! He's such a big boy now!

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  21. Congratulations Huck!

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  22. Firstly, WAY TO GO, HUCK!!!

    Secondly, your sisters and you sing beautifully together! Wow!!

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  23. Thanks for that. Because...sometimes..honestly, I'm on the fence about it. I needed that. :) Merry Christmas!

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  24. This: "alex is only my second sister to graduate in opera vocal performance." is the funniest sentence I've read today. Yay for HUCK!! WALKING! WOO!

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  25. congrats to your sister and to Huck! Major accomplishments going around your family today.

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  26. that's going on over here too! and let me tell you, it is just as exciting third time around :)

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  27. Doesn't surprise me the talent runs through your family. Congratulations to your sister - that is huge! And to walking Huck!

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