I got a little excited when I posted my fascination with Andrew's desire to reach hangy things this morning. We worked on this skill all morning. He was able to grab the Hippo and the Monkey rings on his bouncer chair. I missed that moment, but here he is swatting at both of them:
Then we played with the baby gym. In the middle, there hangs a ladybug with a ring that plays music when you pull the ring. Andrew has been able to grasp the ring all this week, but hasn't gotten the knack or the grip strength to pull on it and start the music. At least he hadn't until today.
Hand in the ring
Action shot: swinging elephant in the foreground, batting the ladybug in the back
He got a good grip on that ring.
Once he got the music to start a couple of times, he pulled the ring over and over and over, starting the next song before the previous one had finished. I'm not sure if he really understood the cause-and-effect of the music starting, but he sure seemed to enjoy it. And he did this all by himself, with no interaction from me! I'm so impressed!
While all this was going on, this handsome young gentleman came to hang out in the patch of shady cool grass next to our shed:
And now for your viewing pleasure, more pics of Andrew, aged 12 weeks.
Yeah, he's totally a Simpkins