Sunday September 29th 2019, 9:59 pm
Filed under: Family

(Picture taken mid-August as he was grabbing for my phone.)

This little cutie pie turned one today. In the birthday festivities his other grandmother was throwing he had so much fun that he forgot to take a nap.

His daddy Facetimed so we could see him chasing a ball on all fours at top speed. He missed catching it as it came back to him, and finally, losing steam, he was just a bit slower on the rebound.

His cousin Hayes ran over and, bouncing up and down, offered I didn’t quite get what other option but no, Spencer wanted his ball. Recharge! He scooted right after it again.

I alluded out loud briefly to the old family story of how at 15 months his daddy had crawled across the grass at our old house, gotten to the driveway, found it too rough on his knees and had stood up and walked that part as if he always had, then gotten back down and crawled again over there where there was grass again and it was greener.

While I exclaimed, You CAN do it, you little stinker, you just don’t want to!

I guess he decided the word was out now, because he walked after that–now that within a day he could run rather than walk. But then speed had always been the point.

Spencer crawls fast, too. Spencer was tired. But it was a happy-baby tired.

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Where there is a will, there is a way. hihihi

Then again, running low on energy will not make you want to walk. 🙂

Happy birthday, Spencer!

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 09.30.19 @ 6:45 am

Happy birthday Spencer! Oh, yes! Our son did a similar stunt. We moved when he was 14 months old. He was crawling all over at the old rental, taking tentative steps holding onto furniture or a hand. Then after the 45 minute drive to the new house, I took him out of the car seat, set him on the sidewalk while I turned to grab whatever. He saw Grampa walking ahead, so stood up and walked the path alone, stopping only to crawl up the steps, then walked into his new house!

Comment by DebbieR 09.30.19 @ 8:23 am

Oh, that face! Mischief there, all right.

Comment by ccr in MA 09.30.19 @ 3:28 pm

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