After flying through the night, Jace and I arrived in Coloardo! (Great) Uncle Phil and (Great) Aunt Betty picked us up and drove us down to Monument. I was worried Jace would be fussy after so much travel, but he was excited to meet Phil and Betty – and Betty even managed to keep him happy the entire drive!
Kelly and Dane stopped by and Jace got to meet his cousins – Ryanya and Ronyn. Ryanya showed Jace where the toy phones are kept, helped him turn the walker toys when he ended up in a corner, and was really happy to spend the afternoon playing with her cousin “Baby Jace”.
The next day, Dane and Kelly came over again and this time Jace got to meet the rest of his cousins – Christian and Andre. It was great watching the cousins play together. Everyone was so nice to their cousin, “Baby Jace”.
We are having a wonderful time in Colorado and have lots of fun stuff planned for the next few days. Plus, guess what Jace did last night?! HE WALKED! And it wasn’t just the odd step or two that he’s been experimenting with for the last few weeks. Nope, last night he was walking with Grandpa – holding hands – when all of a sudden he just took off! Adam happened to be on the phone (FaceTime) when he did it, so he got to see Jace walking too! Jace took 5 steps, stabilized himself with Grandpa’s hands, then took another 5 steps. Later, he took 8 steps across the living room before switching to crawling. He’s amazing! Plus, you can tell he’s proud of himself because after he finishes taking his steps, he sits down and claps for himself. So cute! I’ll try to get some video soon!