Monday, June 16, 2008

Shameless Mommy Post

For some reason this past week has been a productive one for Nolan. He's learning new tricks left and right, and since he is our own personal trained monkey, we encourage him to keep on learnin'

First, last week, he learned to go from his almost crawling position to sitting up. I LOVE this. It saves me the 53 times a day I had to get down on the floor and sit him back up when he tipped over. :)

Next, he decided that pulling himself up to reach the things on the coffee table was GREAT fun! I actually captured this one:

He has been clapping for a while now, if you say "YAY, Nolan!" and clap your hands, he'll imitate you. Now, you don't have to do it first. All it takes is saying "YAY!" and he starts with the clapping. And better than that, if he sees something he likes, he'll clap for it, no prompt necessary.

On Saturday afternoon, he was playing on the floor at a friend's house, and their baby was on the floor with him. . . and he finally crawled! More of an army crawl, pulling his body along with his arms, kind of thing, but still. . . he can now make forward progress if he wants something. .. and our lives will never be the same.

And finally, he's waving. I have been trying to get him to wave bye bye to people for a while now, but he never did much. Until yesterday. My grandparents were leaving my parent's house, and he waved goodbye! And while waving started babbling "ba ba ba" as if he was trying to say goodbye.

I am trying to capture all of the new tricks on video, since it is obviously SO adorable. . .

But I may be a little biased.


Samantha said...

I love how your Wii remote is just out of reach. He seems to know it too. Very cute!

Itty_Bitty_Wittes said...

This is my most favorite stage! Just wait till he is crawling! I can't seem to find Bridget half of the time because she crawls away so fast! Nolan is adorable! I never seem to see him sad. That must mean that you are doing a great job! - Valerie

Jess said...

isn't this a fun stage?!?! nolan is such a little cutie pie too!

megan said...

Yes, once they can start sitting up and getting around without help, it's such a relief. And then, not so much, cause they're into everything. :) Like anything, I suppose.

He is SO adorable.