Monday, June 23, 2008


Evan has officially made the transition from primarily crawling to moving around in an upright position most of the time. He cruises along furniture and walls (can "hop" doorways now) or uses his walker. He is becoming quite the speed demon in the walker, and does not want any help in steering from mom or dad. In fact, he will stop and try to push our hands off the walker.

In an attempt to balance his desire for independence with our need to have some way to "reel" him in, I bought a retractable dog leash to attach to the walker. Unfortunately, it really only works to keep him from getting too far ahead of us (it's not very effective at steering him in the direction we want to go). And it didn't take long for him to figure out what was holding him back. He was mad and tried to take the leash off!

Evan has also developed a recent love of the outdoors. First thing in the morning, he goes up to the back doors and tries to twist the knob open. He loves to play on the back patio and he also likes to play "tree" with daddy. Dad lifts him up to the canopy and Evan likes to put his hands on the leaves and branches. He giggles and giggles.


Eva Nichole said...

Great job Evan!! I can just see him with that leash and getting so upset that you are keeping him from going where he wants to go to.
Crystal and Eva

Mary said...

I loved reading about the dog leash! I knew what the rest of the sentence was going to be before I read it.
How fast they learn.

Anonymous said...

Grandma likes that dog leash idea! He just needs to get used to it. I can only imagine that holding Evan back is like reeling in a big one. You can call it fishing with Evan. You know Grandpa has done a lot of fishing.
Love, Grandma & Grandpa

Amy, Mike & Ben Russo said...

Wahoo Evan! We are cheering for you in Cincinnati.

Sarah said...

Way to go little one!! Keep up the great work. That is so exciting!!

Brian, Sarah, and Caleb Hlebiczki

Amélie said...

great progress Evan, I dont blame you for not liking the leash, but us Mommies worry!!