Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ragged Mountain-Alexander Stands

At Caprock (the school my kids are now going to) they have a fall break. Not just a wimpy fall break...a full week long fall break in October. We went to a church camp called Ragged Mountain and stayed in a cabin. It was a wonderful time. We really really really really really enjoyed ourselves. We made happy memories. I took LOTS of pictures. Whenever I take lots and lots of pictures of an event...and it is an event I want to document well...I tend to put the sorting and editing and documenting off because I feel like I need a big chunk of time to do it well. The big chunk of time never presents itself, and so the pictures sit and sit until I decided I have to do it whether I can do it well or not. This event is going to come in several small posts, because that is what is more manageable for me.

The most significant event that happened while we were there was that Alexander learned how to stand! He did this differently than any of our other children. The others would pull up on the edge of the couch or a chair and then let go. Alexander went to the middle of the floor, did the stink bug, and then stood. It was the most adorable thing to watch. He was so proud of himself and we were proud of him too. We were all clapping and cheering and smiling and basking in the joy of the moment. I was so happy to have caught this special moment on camera.

This attempt didn't get him vertical.

This attempt was the first successful one. You have to scroll down through about ten pictures to see the whole series. I LOVE that my camera fires like a machine gun! Go slowly and enjoy his joyful expressions in each is fun, I promise!

Oh, we love this little boy!


Krista said...

Those are seriously the BEST! I love the the little tongue sticking to help him concentrate!

CJ said...

I adore this sequence of photos! This is such a treasure to have his first successful attempt at standing so fully documented in photos. The facial expressions are priceless. What a great thing a great camera is. :)

Jamie said...

I love this post!! It is really fun to see the pictures. LOVE YOU!

monkeystevens said...

hahaha! Sooo cute! Good for him and i'm excited to see the rest of the posts. :)

Karin said...

Yes, awesome sequence! What a doll. Great moments like these to bring siblings together- love the clapping hands in the background:)