Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Nature Vs. Nurture

Gavin and Eli have been different from the start.. Now, by saying they're different it doesn't mean one is better than the other.. JUST DIFFERENT. They both have a very unique look. They both have very distinct personalities. There approach to movement has also been very different. Gavin was fairly cautious (as mentioned previously) and didn't even start crawling until around 9 or 10 months. Eli started getting around by rolling at 4 months and was scooting by 6 and crawling by 7. He is already into to everything! I can't move things fast enough for him. He gets this light in his eye when he sees something and he makes a b-line for it as you can see from these pictures where he sees my camera!

The other day I started to wonder if they are so different because of the environments they were in when they were this age. Gavin lived in a 400 square foot apartment when he was this age. There wasn't anywhere for him to go. Not only that, he didn't have a sibling to show him that movement was an option. Eli is growing up in a 950 square foot apartment ( I know this is still small for many of you) and he has a sibling to show him what to do. I guess what I do know is that Eli is excited to explore the world around him. He is keeping me on my toes! But, as you can see from these pictures and videos, he keeps us smiling as well!

1 comment:

Ryan said...

what a smile!