03 January 2010

She's a mover and a shaker

She's a mover... December 22, 2009 -- a date which will live in infamy. The Clark family's life changed forever. Avery started crawling.

And here's the video proof!

Sometimes, instead of crawling, she'll do what we call rowing. It looks like she's rowing a canoe! (Yes, she was bribed with the remote control. She loves that thing! She got a Sesame Street one for Christmas, but I think she prefers the real thing instead.)

She had been very close to crawling for a long time. She just couldn't quite figure it out. Then Mommaw Clark put some cereal puffs on the floor, and I guess that was the only motivation Avery needed. She crawled across the room, right to those puffs. A few days after that, she crawled slowly and carefully. But then she really started moving and has been crawling like a champ ever since. She also enjoys standing up against the furniture, even though she can't pull herself up yet, and walking while holding our hands. So it probably won't be long before she's walking by herself. I guess it's time to officially Avery-proof the house!

...and a shaker. During Christmastime, Grandma and Grandpa Hromada's home has included several musical stuffed animals. Avery not only has learned to push the buttons to turn the music on and off but also has started to dance to the music. It's quite entertaining to watch her. But it gets rather annoying when she lines up all three musical toys and pushes their buttons so they're all playing at the same time. I don't know how Grandma Hromada stayed sane while watching Avery during the weekdays this month!

Here's one example, Rudolph and Avery dancing to the Benny Hill theme song.

I was trying to capture her dancing with this Snoopy doll, but she wouldn't comply. Instead, she just smiled and made some cute sounds.


Corie said...

I love the rowing move! I've never seen a baby do that before. :o)