You turned ten months old today. I never used to understood why parents memorialized first moments like first smile or first laugh- why record the mundane? Then I had you and realized nothing about these firsts is mundane. I am witnessing the evolution of a person, the very wonder of parenthood. I haven't recorded exact dates for most of your firsts but the day you stood for the first time completely unsupported? February 16, 2011. I can't articulate why this date means so much to me. Will it have any impact on your future presidency, or residency, or writering? No- but I will never forget it- one minute you were sitting and then- knees tucked under legs, you sprung both hands into the air as though ready to take flight- and you stood. You stood. You stood.