Sunday, August 17, 2008

8 months

and counting!


As you can see from the video in the previous post, we've got our hands full. Sam has been a complete joy these past few weeks, but has also required a lot more supervision as he explores every nook and cranny of the house (partial reason for lack of blog posts). He has begun to play interactively with Mommy and Daddy, and has also become a kissing machine, giving wet kisses to his stuffed animals and family. Sam has really mastered crawling these days, able to move quickly, get over objects, and go significant distances. He's also been pulling himself up on objects, sofas and the bottom of the stairs. Which brings us to yesterday.

Sam was chasing a ball across the living room floor when he turned, looked at the stairs, squeeled with excitement and raced over to them. He quickly pulled himself up into a standing position and took stock of the situation. "I think I can, I think I can" was chugging through is mind while a long string of babble came out of his mouth. And then he lifted his right leg and put it on the first step while holding on to the second step with his hands. And then he pulled with his arms and lifted his left leg.

He knew instantly what he had done and let out with a squeel of excitement and even more babble. Then he went for the next step with confidence. Success! On to step three, and this time he didn't reach for the fourth step, just pulled himself up, hands and legs on the third. "How exciting!" he thought, but then he realized that he was high up, and that was a little scary. So with a little whimper, he asked Daddy to pull him down.

Needless to say, Sam repeated this three more times yesterday, only needing a little motivation (toy) in his last attempt for the camera. Maybe today, he'll go for a Jones Olympic record, four steps!

Saturday, August 16, 2008


One day before he turns 8 months, and Sam decides to climb stairs.