Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Spinning His Wheels

Matthew is working on his crawling skills. We think he is quite close to becoming mobile. (Although he's already pretty good at rolling to wherever he wants to be.) He spent a week or two obviously trying to get up on his knees. Then, last Thursday or Friday, he got it. Now he spends most of his time on all fours, rocking, scooting his feet around, trying to move one hand, falling on his face. My favorite move is when he stands on his toes and pushes his bottom straight up in the air. Then he "runs" with his feet so that they move quickly back and forth... I haven't been able to get it on video yet, but it cracks us up. We used to do an exercise in P.E. class that looked pretty similar (except you weren't supposed to put your butt in the air). Don't know if you can picture it...

Anyway, here's a video of one of Matthew's first times up on all fours. (You'll have to concentrate to block out the various distractions by Meg--heavy breathing at the beginning, followed by incomprehensible babbling and extreme Elmo usage.) If you watch all the way through, you'll be rewarded with some amusing head-bobbing and an adorable smile near the end.

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