So, we had a great Christmas, great food, great company....yadda yadda yadda. The real news is:
JAKE STARTED WALKING ON CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!
We had spent all day playing and eating (ohhh, the eating!!), and were just hanging out before one of my favorite people EVAR came over with her little fam' to eat with us. So, Jake and I are in the kitchen when I set him down to play with the cupboards so I can grab him a cookie. I kneel down to break him off a piece when he let's go and starts walking toward me!!!!!!!
He had the biggest grin on his face!!! His arms were outstretched and he toddled toward me like Speedy Gonzalez!! I don't think I could have been more proud of him!!!! Naturally, I squealed, and hooted, and hollered, so loudly that I freaked him out and he did a bit of the lower-lip-quiver (sorry, buddy!), but then he realized I was celebrating him and jumped on board!!!
Before Jackie, and familia, got here, I spent the next little bit watching him anxiously-excitedly planning his next steps!!! He walked all over our bedroom <3
It was such a big moment. I wanted, so badly, to cry, but couldn't. I was too excited!!
Jake hadn't been a reluctant walker, or stubborn to the idea. His walking just matched his demeanor, relaxed and he'll-get-to-it-when-he-gets-to-it, but I knew he'd get around to it when he decided to. No worries. But, really?! Christmas day?!
BEST. PRESENT. EVER.
Hope you all had Merry Christmases!