Julian took his official first steps on Sunday, September 8th. I stood on the floor in front of me on the ground after our church service, and he decided to show off to all our friends. He took about five small steps toward me. He hasn't ventured walking unless I set the senario up, but he does instigate pulling himself up and letting go. Sometimes he looks at a nearby piece of furniture, and, in his eyes, you can tell he's thinking, "Can I make it?" The answer thus far has been, "Let's not chance that. There's always crawling."
The bottom picture shows off his master ability to climb. He loves, loves, loves to climb on D'arcy's toddler bed, but we still need to teach him how to get down with grace.