Sunday, November 6, 2011

First Crawl

I guess the title says it all.  Strider has been getting up on his hands and knees for a few weeks.  In fact, I thought for sure he would start crawling while we were in NYC.  He would get up on his hands and feet and stick his little bum into the air doing some sort of yoga move but it wasn't getting him anywhere.  We have helped him by moving his hands and knees back and forth but when it came time to go forward on his own, he would do the belly flop.  Today he was finally motivated enough to go after something.  I was looking at a Target magazine and he must have liked the colorful pages and wanted them so he made the effort and crawled after the magazine. So, now it's time to baby proof the house.  I guess I'll be going to the store tomorrow to buy all those little safety gadgets that a home with a baby needs.

I had to tempt Strider with banana puffs to get him crawling.
Each time he got to one end of the floor
I turned him around and sent him off crawling again.

Each time he made it to the end he received a little treat for his efforts.
We sure do love this little guy!