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First Steps

Klara took her first steps yesterday. Everybody asks me if I filmed it but I don’t understand how it could have been done. She’s been standing on her own for a while, and save for filming her constantly, there was no way of knowing that this was going to be the time she’d decide to take the first step. 

Besides, I almost never even have the phone when I’m around her because she’ll try to grab it, and it’s an expensive phone. 

N gives her his phone to play with because it’s a $20 burner he’s had for years. What’s hilarious I’d that she asks us to open it and when we do, she presses it to her ear and pretends to talk. I have no idea where she learned it because she almost never sees us talk on the phone. Maybe she saw me a couple of times but she does a fantastic impression of me talking. She raises her eyes and looks up and to the right when she “talks,” just like I do. And she says, “Da. . . da,” which is “yes” in Russian. (She only ever heard me speak Russian on the phone.) It’s hilarious. 


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6 thoughts on “First Steps

  1. Congratulations!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂


  2. And we are proud of her!


  3. Socal dendrite on said:

    Also, if you’re filming it, you pretty much miss out on enjoying the achievement in the moment and sharing that with her. Of course we filmed some early steps a day or two later but not the very first ones.


  4. Basya on said:

    She is most definitively the most charming talker ever! 🙂


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