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Family Photo: The Van Der Beek’s Weekend Walk

09/13/2011 at 11:00 AM ET
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Sunny stroll!

James Van Der Beek and wife Kimberly take daughter Olivia — who celebrates her first birthday this month — for a walk on Third St. on Saturday in Los Angeles, Calif.

With dad toting his tot, we didn’t get a chance to see Olivia’s newest milestone — walking!

“She was very careful, cruising along between the table and the couch,” says the actor, 34, tells PEOPLE of his daughter’s first steps.

“She decided, all right, I’ll just take a few steps to get there.”

RELATED: James and Kimberly Van Der Beek: Olivia Is Walking!

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Brooke C. on

Olivia is adorable but Mom’s dress is a hot mess.

Anonymous on

I thought maybe she was in a movie or something. WHO would wear that dress? My Grandma?

Romy on

his wife is very pretty, but I think she was traveling back in time that day. baby is cute

Adriel on

Olivia is adorable.

ForeverMoore on

Looks like she raided the closets of the ladies from ‘Mad Men’…she is still cute though, Olivia is adorable

Ashley on

The dress reminds me of “I Love Lucy”. Cute baby though!

JustMe on

If she wore that dress in Europe or certain parts of South America a lot of people would think she is a maid

Stella Bella on

Not a fan of the peter pan collar.

Leigh on

I think the dress is adorable on her, but I collect vintage pieces, so I might be predisposed to thinking it. But one thing – notice my “on her.” You have to have a very specific body type to pull a dress like that off, which she has.

To use the Mad Men reference above to help illustrate my point: that dress on January Jones? Adorable. Christina Hendricks? Hot mess.

kmb on

she has daddy’s eyes!! those puppy dog dawson eyes haha

kjc on

I love the dress, even the collar. The only thing I would prefer is a slimmer sleeve. Cool stroller too!

Toya L. on

I think the Annie style dress would be cute on a toddler. Olivia is a cutie.

kimmie on

Why does the baby not ride in a stroller? That looks like an infant car seat. She should be able to sit in a regular stroller. Car seats should not be used for strolls, just the car rides, as they are not good for baby’s back development (I dont mean carrying her versus stroller, but car seat versus stroller)

Amy on

Kimmie- a lot of people will snap the car seat into the stroller if the baby is sleeping in the car so that the baby can stay asleep. I’ve seen them with a regular attachment on their stroller- or it was another stroller… don’t remember which.

Sloanesmomma on

if she walking where are her shoes!!! my baby hates shoes and socks so i never put them on her and she will be 1 on the same day as olivia but she doesnt walk so i dont need to!!

alicejane on

Sloanesmomma, they’re saying that she CAN walk, not that she walks everywhere. It sounds like she’s new to walking, somehow I doubt she’s steady and fast enough to be walking down the sidewalk on a family outing.

Kimberly is so striking she looks good in anything!

Cammy on

The retro dress would be adorable if it fit better! A big on the baggy side – and it doesn’t do justice to Mom’s nice young figure. Anyways, she’s got an adorable baby!

Jennifer on

Cute family but mom’s dress is really unfortunate…

AmandaK on

That dress is horrible. Polka dots are better suited for little kids.

stacy on

Maybe the mom is on break from a movie set?

Marilyn on

She looks like a school marm in that dress. Olivia is cute, though.

Zoe on

Olivia is adorable! And I’m not hating on Kim, but that Orpahn Annie dress has got to go.

Sarah S. on

Happy 1st Birthday, Olivia! Such a cute pie!

ecl on

Hey! Here’s an idea. Let’s all dress alike! Oh, wait. We all get to wear what we want. If she likes it, I don’t see why you all care.

Jillian on

ecl, I don’t think that anyone actually cares. Its called a blog. Its called a discussion. And if people didn’t talk and share their thoughts then this blog wouldn’t exist!

Brooke on

Sloanesmomma, if your baby is just learning to walk, it’s better for them to be barefoot. Hard-soled shoes aren’t good for them to be walking in when they’re that little. Shoes like Robeez are better, but she’s not walking anyways, he’s carrying her so she shouldn’t need shoes on.

ecl on

Sorry Jillian, but while I understand debates about how to raise your child, I don’t see why talking about an outfit is interesting.

Sus on

Kimberly’s dress is horrible. But that baby is adorable!!

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