I've been neglecting cute joey stories in favor of cute caroline stories. My excuse is that stories about children who can talk lend themselves more to the blog format.
The big news in the world of Joey is walking. Last week, he started standing up on his own, without pulling up on anything, and then taking three stumbling steps toward the nearest parent before falling on his face. More recently, his three steps have been smaller, but he has retained his balance during them. Last night, he took six or seven solid steps, straight accross the kitchen, to get to his mother.
When he reaches you, he throws his arms around your neck like a Cure song and gives you a big long hug.