Friday, April 29, 2011

Rock and Roll

A few weeks back we had a house full of friends visiting and plates full of homemade cheesecake. (Why the heck is that important you ask?  Just wait!) While we were chatting someone asked if Gabe was ready to crawl.  A seemingly innocent question for a parent of a typical 6 month old, but at the time it was a bit difficult to answer, "No, it could be awhile."

"Before he can crawl Gabe will  likely need to learn to roll from stomach to back, back to stomach and to get in and out of a sitting position. Granted we have been encouraging the rolling for quite some time now and his therapist is hoping he is close." 

I walked out of the room to prepare the drinks to serve.  Then, a commotion.  Gabe smiled as if to say, "Whatever Mom!"  He stretched out his arm to grab our friend Dan's cheesecake off his plate and WhOoP, over he rolled.  Smoothly.  As if it done it a hundred times before. I missed it, but the 9 other witnesses cheered.  Running back in the room I grabbed the camera in time to see him do it again.  Back to the cheesecake.  A yummy scene all around.

I bragged to his therapist about the accomplishment, but after that night Gabe decided it wasn't meant to be repeated.  I figured it was because the rewards weren't sweet enough.  Until today.  Here he goes again. 

Untitled from Katie on Vimeo.
{the rock}

Untitled from Katie on Vimeo.
{the roll}


  1. WooHoo! What a big boy! That is so awesome!

  2. Yay!! He is going to be all over the place! Gabe and Gray must have planned it out so they'd surprise you guys at the same time!

  3. Yay for Gabe!! I will second what Lauren said, Lewis wil pave the path and then our two little monkeys are going to chase him side by side:)

  4. LOOK AT HIM!! So happy, happy, happy for you and for him. What a rock star! Brooklyn still gets stuck half way there, but this encourages me so much. Love you, friend. One of these days we have to email!!!


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