Yaaay! Today was a small step for human kind, but a big leap for the Stamatopoulos-family as Nicholas took his first stumbling steps! I counted 3 and 4 steps, and not just once, but MANY times! A New Era is dawning as Nicholas is leaving baby-hood well behind and stepping,pun intended, into toddler-hood. I must admit I was one proud mamma!! He might not be the fastest of the kids when it comes to walking, but I really haven’t minded at all. I have loved all the different stages of transportation he has gone through. From rolling (yeah, really!!)
to the “army-crawl”- which he favoured for a long time,
crawling on hands and knees,
and now to soon being able to walk. Each and every thing has been amazing on its own, and now that he is taking his first steps I find myself a bit teary eyed and nostalgic for “the good ‘ol days” when he was little, and defence less, and completely reliant on me… Well I shake it off and welcome change, and welcome the fact that I have a healthy thriving 12kg(!) boy, who is not scared of exploring life on his own as long as I am there beside him, well more like behind him, to lend an ensuring smile when he encounters something new. He is really the happiest little boy I could ever wish for, and he is growing up so darn fast! I am so thankful that I have the chance to be there with him and for him and experience everything through him! Being a mamma is even better than I though it would be!
Today it is exceptionally warm here in Stockholm, and quite humid too, thus the only thing I can stomach eating is yummy salads. And I must admit, I’m usually not a big fan! Here is the recipe for one tasty, garlicy chicken salad which I had for lunch today