Wednesday, July 1, 2009

monkey man

Luke has recently figured out how to climb onto our couch. We were both really excited about his skills and encouraged his trying new things...probably because its to frickin' funny to watch.

He starts by throwing one leg up on the couch. The foot left down is on the very tip of his toes and they even curl under sometimes. This part looks kind of painful sometimes.

Next, he hopes for the best as he pulls the dangling foot up. On multiple occasions, this step has resulted in Luke rolling off the couch and giggling on the floor. I have to say, it's kind of my favorite when this happens and he doesn't make it up.

If he gets both legs up, he proceeds to use his mouth to help pull himself the rest of the way up. Our couch is now littered with baby drool marks.

He gets so excited when he gets all the way up and tends to forget to put the tongue away during his moment of glory.

Much success! He made it up and loves to find his "spot" on the couch.

We thought this entire process was completely adorable and genius until Luke proceeded to knock the speaker over that is behind him in the last picture. If you know much about Keith, his electronic equipment is his prized possession. It happened on my watch when Keith was at work and that was the worst phone call I've ever had to make. I cried like a baby thinking we'd broken one of his babies, but it turned out fine, and Keith was really very nice about the whole thing.

Needless to say, I don't think couch time is so cute anymore. Sorry Luke!

1 comment:

Mattie said...

That's amazing! I remember when you posted about Luke pulling himself up to look at him!! Such a big boy!

*Hope you don't mind, but I'm going to steal your "chair" idea for pictures each month for Evan.*