May 23, 2016 11:30 AM

It’s hard to follow in the footsteps of a successful parent — but it really does start with baby steps.

So it’s no wonder that Molly Sims is such a proud mother when she talks about 14-month-old daughter Scarlett May — although she’s not quite runway-ready yet, she’s officially on the move.

“She’s walking!” Sims told PEOPLE on Saturday while attending an event for The Heart Foundation in Beverly Hills. “She’s a drunk sailor, but she is walking. She’s lock-legged, and walking!”


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But then again, all first steps are quickly followed by those inevitable first falls.

“It’s awful. She’s fallen two times,” the 42-year-old yoga-loving mother of two confesses. “She had blood in her mouth yesterday. She has scrapes on her because especially during the witching hour when she gets tired … literally it’s like she just had a pint of tequila.”

And both Sims and her film-producer husband Scott Stuber, 47, might’ve missed out on the momentous milestone had it not been for the ever-watchful eye of their son: Scarlett’s big brother, Brooks Alan.

“Actually, Brooksie was the one because he always asks me when she’s going to talk,” the model and actress says. “He’s turning 4 in a month, and he wants her to talk and walk.”

“[Brooks] was like, ‘Mama! Mama, look!’ And we caught her, and she did it,” Sims adds. “She just took that step. It’s fun, it’s sweet.”

— Reagan Alexander

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