Sunday, August 09, 2009

The Knight Learns to Crawl

Zander's means of locomotion has earned him the nickname "the knight" because, like the knight on the chess board, he cannot go in a straight line. He goes sideways, backwards, rotates and scoots, but does not crawl in the conventional way.

Until today!

This morning he took two tentative crawls forward. Then later today, at a going-away/summer-baby-first-birthday-bash, he took five crawls. This evening he went halfway across the room.

Congratulations, Z!

As I mentioned above, today was Z's first birthday celebration. Some dear friends are moving back to England (boo!) so they were having a going away party. Their son just turned 1, so they made it into his birthday too. Then we realized that our whole group of mommy-friends all have first birthdays this summer, so we made it into a big birthday bash. It was super fun, and incredibly hot outside! Unfortunately, my camera punked out on me (perhaps because the air was dripping with humidity), so I have only one picture.

As you can see, we let him party in just his diaper because of the intense heat. If only adults could get away with that!

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