Sunday, July 22, 2007

Gideon at Play

The living room in our apartment is not huge, but there is plenty of space for a growing baby to play. While Gideon still doesn't crawl, he does get around to mostly every corner of the rug. He does this by way of scooting. There are two types of scooting. His preferred method is to sit with both his legs turned to the right (you'll see his sitting style in the video below), stretch out his arms at about a 45 degree angle, and then sort of drag/skip his bottom forward until he gets to his destination.

Don't try this at home folks! If you are reading this, chances are that you are an adult. And if you happen to be on the slightly chubby side (unlike me for I am on the extreme chubby side) there needs to be plenty of muscle in your mid-section to pull this off, or else risk some sort of painful muscle pull.

His other style of scooting is having both knees and hands on the floor, then using his arms to scoot forward. Although, sometimes he scoots backwards until his bottom makes contact with the sofa.

Recently, I recorded Gideon while he was at play. No, he does not scoot in the video, but he does show off his right arm by throwing and knocking down blocks. He also claps, smiles and then figures out the secret of the wire bead maze frame. He's such a smart boy!

The following are new and recent pics of Gideon

Gideon at the Library

You can't see them, but kids are making Gideon crack up in laughter to the right of the photo.

Gideon in the pool again. He loves water so much.

Just chillin with Daddy drinking milk.

1 comment:

Jane said...

Sometimes he looks like a baby and sometimes he looks so big and grown. It's amazing how your photos catch his different stages so well.