But, last night, he decided to try something different. He would lift first one hand and then put it down. Then the other and put it down. Then a knee. He didn't fare so well up on his hands and knees and was getting frustrated that he wasn't going anywhere. So, back to the trusty stomach position. This is where he did something new. He scooted his knees up without lifting his stomach off the floor and did a sort of army crawl towards the tree. It was pretty tentative at first, only small movements forward, but as soon as he realized it was working and he was getting closer to the prize (aka grabbing the tree branches), he moved forward with a vengeance. Ok, that's a bit of an exaggeration, but it was a lot faster. Maybe we'll have some real crawling by Christmas?
p.s. There's no video of the momentous occasion because we let some friends borrow the camera to film a funny skit for the department Christmas party. I'm sure there will be many more opportunities to get it on tape so everyone can see our mobile boy.