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JM Tries to Walk

I’m out of words today. I’m not sure these need any words. If you have a total of 58 seconds to spare, these might make you smile. I’ve had a long day and I keep watching little man and he makes me laugh so hard. He used to crawl on all fours, he’s now traded that crawl for a monkey crawl, the same monkey crawl Paige exclusively used until she walked… where do they come up with this stuff? I fear I’ll be returning soon with some walking footage!

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  • christy
    August 27, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Thank you for sharing, these are too cute! Love that little gasp-laugh.

  • annek
    August 27, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    I love watching little ones learning to crawl and walk! Fortunately at work I get to see it a lot. Hurray for John Martin!

  • brynalexandra
    August 27, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Soo cute!

    On a separate note, I am just melting at the cuteness of the little southern accent I can hear in the background! THAT is just one reason I want to move to the south to raise babies. 🙂

  • MyLittleHappyPlace
    August 27, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Almooooost THERE!

    Love the monkey crawl – Avery did a crab crawl thingy – 'twas cute!

  • Kristen
    August 27, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Great job John Martin! Almost there. 🙂

  • Allison aka HaselBride
    August 27, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Awww, man, that is adorable! He is such a little cutie.

  • Allison aka HaselBride
    August 27, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Awww, man, that is adorable! He is such a little cutie.

  • Anne
    August 27, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Adorable! Brought such a smile to my face!!

  • Lauren
    August 27, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    He's almost there! And are you gonna have your hands full when he is!! Those videos are really adorable 🙂

  • Melissa
    August 27, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Soooo cute! He'll be RUNNING before you know it though!

  • misc.alaina
    August 27, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Such cuteness!!! Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Hillary @ The Other Mama
    August 27, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    I think he's getting it!! That's great! And I love the ice scoop- the nice silver one. Good thing he's got a hold of that. 🙂
    So cute!

  • Mommy Harris
    August 27, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    I kept wanting to reach through the screen and catch him! haha Oh how I remember that learning to walk! We're trying for our second one and I can't wait to go through that fun stage again!

    PS- What a neat little glimpse into your life, usually we see only pictures but the video is neat! I need to do that on my blog, it gives it such a voice.

  • Susan
    August 27, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Love that monkey crawl. None of my 3 did that and it's so cute! My little guy started walking two weeks ago (I think he and JM are a few weeks apart, if not days). I already miss the crawling, though at the time, I was sooo tired of it.

  • Brandy
    August 27, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    so cute and so funny, i can totally relate to the "walking lessons" i did that for weeks with daughter, but she is finally walking now!

  • Joy
    August 27, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Loved it! My son is almost there too! He motors around so well with crawling that trying to walk is too slow! But I can't wait to see him tot around…he is our fourth so maybe I should not put that in print as in a few weeks I'll wish he was still crawling!

    Loved to hear your southern voices! Thanks for sharing!

  • Rachel
    August 27, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Seriously!! I laughed! Well, first I got the oh-so-cute face! And then I laughed… because I have no children, I'm ignorant of the fact that children don't just sit there. They move – constantly … even if it's a monkey scoot, or hopping on and off a chair!!! Only child syndrome – I tend to not know these things!! Seriously, when I have children I'm buying you a ticket to Dallas to teach me how to raise precious little ones…or you could just write a book, that too. It'd probably be a lot more confortable than staying at some strange girl's house!

  • Heather
    August 27, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Lovin' the ice scoop! My little guy prefers the grill spatuala…those such things become age apppropriate toys when its your 3rd or 4th in our case! Priceless stuff! Thanks for sharing…your blog is a favorite of ours!

  • No Longer Newlyweds.
    August 27, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Darby! I found your youtube channel for the first time tonight…I watched all 24 videos. Your kids are adorable…and Justin is exactly like he was in high school. "Straw Man" cracks me up. Keep up the good work.

  • Melissa Stover
    August 27, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    so cute! he's almost there.

  • Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly
    August 27, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Savi does the exact same thing!

  • Amanda Thrasher
    August 27, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Eat em up cutie patootie. Love the cheering section.

  • viky
    August 27, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Hihihihi what funny!!!! I love you little boy…i wish to be there to hugs and kisses him so much!!!!
    He is so lovely…

  • Courtney
    August 28, 2009 at 5:18 am

    That monkey crawl had me in stitches! Maybe JM would like to take a trip to Malaysia?? And hearing your girl with that sweet accent made me so happy! I replayed it twice for that alone!

  • Alexandra
    August 28, 2009 at 5:39 am

    The end of the 2nd video is great – straight to the camera :). He is such a cute boy!

  • bagfashionista
    August 28, 2009 at 5:44 am

    lol! he's like a little drunken sailor! he'll be walking before you know it!

  • Jennifer
    August 28, 2009 at 6:04 am

    Yay for John Martin! That almost walking stage is always so funny.

    I have to admit that I'm proud he's taking his first steps in that little onesie! 🙂

  • Laura
    August 28, 2009 at 7:14 am

    This was hilarious. I especially liked the last part of the second video…it kind of looked like JM was trying to walk on an imaginary tight rope. He was trying so hard! Too cute.

  • bearcatfan1
    August 28, 2009 at 7:23 am

    Adorable, he's so cute! Love the monkey walk 🙂

  • Scrappy_Lady
    August 28, 2009 at 7:35 am

    What a cutie!

    Derek did the monkey crawl exclusively, so it's so cute to see that again. (Derek's now 3 and-a-half)

    Whisks are/were the kitchen gadget of choice in our house. <3

  • beki
    August 28, 2009 at 8:47 am

    Ack! Look at him go!!

  • Christie
    August 28, 2009 at 11:47 am

    So cute!!!

  • Heather
    August 28, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    This is adorable! Thank you so much for sharing these! My youngest just turned 12 months on Aug. 15th and is walking while holding our hands but gets bored after about ten steps! I love watching her chunky little feet making the steps but will really miss her crawling once she decides to finally talk off.
    Have a great weekend!

  • kate
    August 28, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Oh this made me giggle! What a great ending to the day. Here's to the weekend!

  • Kiki
    August 28, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    PRECIOUS! This is too cute!

  • hannah k
    August 29, 2009 at 6:02 am

    this brought a smile to my face. what a way to end the week 🙂

  • The Welch Family
    August 29, 2009 at 6:41 am

    Darby, I remember Paige's crawl. Too funny! I can't believe JM is almost walking…he may be walking now. Your family is precious. We still miss you guys! God is so good!

  • Monogramchick
    August 29, 2009 at 8:00 am

    How precious is that monkey crawl! So cute 🙂 Before you know it, he'll be flying around that house on 2 feet!

  • RCO
    August 29, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Darby, that was SO cute!!! He just about has it down. :o) Another milestone in everyone's life.

  • A Girl
    September 4, 2009 at 8:25 am

    What a beautiful family and a beautiful blog! I’m a fan. 🙂

  • iuyninip
    September 22, 2009 at 12:29 am