It took me a moment to realize that I had just witnessed Henry's first honest-to-goodness step. I sprinted up the stairs to find Ben who was getting ready to run to the bus stop to get to school.
"DAD!" I said a little loudly, expecting him to be at the door, not in the kitchen with my mom.
"Guess who just took his first step?"
Ben's mouth popped open and then just as quickly turned downward in a disappointed pout. He has missed a lot of Henry's firsts lately. I explained what happened and then said, "Of course, his first step would be toward Audrey."
"Of course," Ben said, philosophically, "She's his big sister."
Audrey has been responsible for quite a few firsts with Henry. She was the first one to make him REALLY laugh hard; when she was crying. She frequently makes him cry hard; when she's laughing. She's typically the only one who can get him to laugh and be happy when he's sad.
I have high hopes for them being best friends as they grow up.