Friday, June 5, 2009

May I Brag For a Moment?

At a recent end-of-the-school year party for my mom's school (where I used to teach and still consider to be "home"), Benjamin was crawling all over the place. My friend Anna watched in utter amazement and said, "YOU DIDN'T POST THIS ON THE BLOG!"

Sorry.

I guess by now it's old hat. LOL

But it truly is wonderful that he is just barely 13 months old and is already crawling very well (albeit still with that left leg out to the side instead of down on his knee). He is also very good at pulling up on things (furniture, my pants legs, the upside-down laundry basket) and he is even starting to cruise on the furniture!

That is the good news. The bad news is that he's into everything. He likes the taste of cat food. Sigh....

Go down to the bottom of this page (hit "end"), pause the music, and then come back up (hit "home") to watch these videos. They are all one minute or less each. Watch them in order! Please excuse the Southern accent (I can't help it), the mismatched clothes (Matthew dresses them most days), and the scratched up couches (darn cats).

Enjoy watching the most precious boy ever!









12 comments:

JILL said...

Too cute! He is fast! I loved hearing his hands slapping the floor as he went flying around the tile floor! He's got big hands - all the better for crawling with, My Dear!
Andrew's look was priceless when Benjamin tried to take his water cup, too!
Thanks for posting these!

Kara said...

WOW!! Way to go sweet boy!!! He's doing great, Angela!

Anonymous said...

He is so cute. He motivated me to memorize those verses so I can get a big clap session that he did for everyone yesterday. I looked at him one time yesterday and he was making a Matthew face and looked just like him. Selena

Denise said...

Wow!! I am so impressed by how well he is doing. Ella is not even close to doing all of that. What is funny is that she keeps her left leg out to the side also when she does get up on her knees (well one knee) She just refuses to get on all fours but I know she can.....Great job Benjamin. I really think he will be walking in no time!!

HomeSpun Threads said...

He crawls just like Jake did. We always said Jake had a "peg leg". What a big boy!

Wendy said...

Oh, I loved this post! The videos brought a huge smile to my face. So glad to see that B is getting around so well. Not so glad that he is eating cat food. Ugh! Gives me shivers just thinking about eating cat food. I do have to say, though, that Julie Anna tried to eat my dogs' milkbones when she was little, so I guess it's about the same.

Anonymous said...

Could not get the video to play except a second at a time. I'll just wait and see him when I get home from my vacation. Did you find out I'm having a GREAT time? Heh, heh . . . . Big Dad

Amber said...

I loooove the left leg! GO Benjamin!!

Anna said...

I'm so glad you posted this! I didn't know he was cruising along the couch! GO LITTLE DUDE!!!! Love the videos. I liked the one with the water, where Andrew looks at B like "(gasp) nnnnnno! That is mine." LOL

Dawn said...

He is SO cute! My son used to crawl the exact same way. It's so fun to watch them get around, and funny how fast they are!

Dawn said...

thats how Eian crawled until he started walking. his pt and ot thried their hardest to correct him but he was faster like that and still crawls like that when he decides to crawl and not walk. We always told him he lokked like a little frog. lol I can't believe he's growing up so fast.

Branton Family said...

Yes, you should brag. The Branton's are impressed! Way to go Benjamin, I wish you lived near us and could teach Zach some of your moves. ;)