Alyson Hannigan Celebrates Satyana's Stand - Solo
First-time mom Alyson Hannigan is celebrating daughter Satyana Marie‘s latest milestone — sort of.
“There was a milestone, but it was just she and I in a room. She was up on her table and she took her hands off — both her hands — for a little second and I was like, ‘Oh my God!'” she revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday.
Lasting only a brief moment before Satyana reached for the table, the How I Met Your Mother actress was thrilled — until she realized husband Alexis Denisof had missed the momentous occasion.
“Do I tell him or do I not tell him? So I called my friend [who said], ‘You gotta tell him, it counts, but play up the whole, “Oh, it was just for a second,”‘” Hannigan, 36, says.
“So I’m like, ‘Honey, I almost missed it, if I had blinked’ … But she totally stood up.”
And while the couple are excited that Satyana is now steady on her feet, Hannigan will see to it that the 1-year-old holds off on her first steps!
“We’re not encouraging her to walk, as long as she does it by seven we’ll be okay, but the standing is nice,” she jokes. “If she starts walking I’m just going to trip her, push her down.”
Denisof was, however a part of Satyana’s first Easter egg hunt — and, subsequently, her first dose of sugar. “They set out these cute little [eggs] filled with jelly beans,” Hannigan explains.
After clearing all the candy out of the plastic eggs, the couple let Satyana dig into the little toys until they realized the room was suddenly silent — an indication, the actress notes, that something had gone terribly wrong.
“One of the eggs still had jelly beans and she had opened it … I immediately go to dig because you know it’s in the mouth. All this black stuff starts coming out of her mouth and I’m like, ‘What?!’ and out pops a black jelly bean,” she laughs.
“We’ve never given her sugar so she was just like, ‘Score! Oh, what is this black thing?'”
Next up for Satyana? Trying to learn a new language, despite Hannigan’s limited knowledge on the subject. “[We’re trying to teach her] different languages,” she shares. “But I don’t speak any, so I just do accents.”
— Anya Leon