Since the beginning of his life, Will has always been developmentally ahead on his gross motor skills.
My "What to expect" book says that around 11 months my baby "may even be able to stand alone well."
By 11 months, Will had been walking for two months. This is when he began climbing on things, and subsequently falling off things as well. He is a risk taker and is not afraid of anything.
We've started a collection of places we find him where he is not supposed to be.
No assistance was provided in any of these pictures.
He loves climbing in the open dishwasher. Doing dishes while Will is around is very difficult because he likes to empty the dishwasher for you and then climb in it.
These little yellow chairs will be the death of me. He is constantly climbing on them. He even knows that he can push them somewhere to use to climb on something else.
This wasn't just standing on the swing, it was swinging on the swing standing up. He was laughing and enjoying himself so much!
The only thing that intrigues Will more than climbing is outlets. Reason #2 I can never take my eyes off him.
Obviously, he wasn't climbing here, but boy, was he stuck! And mad! Mommy points again for taking the picture before rescuing the child.
I took him off the table, so he takes his little yellow chair over to the other side of the room to reprogram my computer. Seriously, child!
As much as this drives me crazy, I think he has the most wonderful personality. I think this risk-taking is great because he is never afraid to try new things. Once he got over his nine-months-of-colic business (who said colic ends at six months?) he has been one of the happiest kiddos I know.