Monday, April 6, 2009

Isaac the Incredible

Isaac learned this trick last week. We were at my parents' house, playing this little game we often do wherein I stand Isaac up, let him go and then catch him before he hits the ground. He really enjoys the free fall, squealing and giggling the entire time.

About the 19th time I did it, though, he didn't fall. He stood there for a good seven seconds before finally plopping back down to the floor. My parents and I were so excited; we screamed, hollered and clapped, which just enthused Isaac more. I'd help him regain his balance and he'd stand there, longer at every attempt. Soon he wasn't waiting for me to stand him back up; he was climbing up himself. I have some awesome pictures of Isaac's standing up process on my computer at work. They are hilarious.

Tonight, Isaac was playing in front of his Fisher Price Sing-Along Stage while I checked my e-mail. I glanced over at him, and he had pulled himself up and was standing in front of it. I ran over and sat beside him because he's been known to pull the thing over on himself. He was dancing along to the music when he accidentally pushed it forward, leaving him in a precarious situation. He kind of whined at first, but after a few seconds, he very slowly, very carefully put one foot in front of the other until he was upright again. Then, he proceed to push the toy, following slowly after it, from the coffee table to the dining room table.

Once he hit the dining room chairs, I turned him back toward the living room and put his Fisher Price shopping cart (I know, it's like a plastic factory at our house) in front of him, and he pushed it from the living room to the dining room again. I helped him around the dining room table and the doorway corners and he got all the way to the bathroom before he decided he'd had enough. It was awesome! I was cracking up the whole time at my little baby who, just last week, could barely keep his balance even when holding on to my fingers, stepping all over the house on his own. I didn't have my camera, so I took some pictures on my phone, but I'm not sure how to get them on the computer. Hopefully Isaac will be up for an encore tomorrow night and I'll have proof of my baby's mobility. I'm so very proud of him. I also know how busy I'm going to be in just a few months.

Oh! AND tonight, Isaac crawled! In the bathtub! Weird, I know. He had scooted himself forward toward the nozzle (which is protected by an inflatable octopus), and, without warning, just turned around and crawled back to the middle of the tub. I was like, where the heck did that come from? Oh, well. I'll take it.


Shelly Collins said...

Way to go Isaac! I enjoyed sitting next to him at SSL. I am going to be a free, single, woman Thursday night if you're interested in getting together.

Talk to you soon!

cyclefreaks said...

yay!! I knew he would do it soon. It's literally like a switch flipping, isn't it?

kudos to Isaac, give him a big hug from us.

Cory said...

first thing I thought when I saw that picture... "Jazz hands!"

cyclefreaks said...

ps: I dig that rug!


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