There was an ever-so-short amount of time where Samson liked walking with me, holding tight to my hand wherever we went. It passed so quickly, and now he wriggles and protests and would much rather walk all by himself. Little Mr. Independent. Anyway, I was going through old videos and I realized I forgot to post this film Auntie Calla did for us at Halloween. October 31st, 2010 not only marked Samson first time trick-or-treating, it also marked Samson’s first real walk, which I guess could also mark the birth of Mr. Independent. He didn’t want to hold my hand then either. He just whined and flapped his little duck wings wildly.
And speaking of walking, you might want to ask Ms. Evans about Samson’s on-camera walking skills. That, or, stick around for the bloopers at the end.
Thank goodness Auntie Calla decided to shoot video for Samson’s first Halloween because this little duck is impossible to keep still. Mr. S had no idea why we were stopping at houses (having little to no interest in candies), but walking along the sidewalk without holding an adult’s hand was pretty fun. Until the sidewalk kept going and going and there seemed to be no destination. *cue baby duck sitting in a big pile of leaves* or *cue duck deciding to run into the road* or, most often *insert wild flapping of duck arms*.
Stay tuned for video sometime after the wedding season is over (give her a break—she had 40-something weddings this year!). In the meantime, we took the duck out to the beach the day after Halloween, in an attempt to get a good portrait in his costume. No luck. This duck stops for no one. This is what I managed to snap.