Today Connie got himself to a three point stance and up on all fours a few times without any help. He is right on the verge of taking off. He even moved one leg and one arm forward in an attempt to crawl toward something. Not to fetch a toy, rather the box of toddler wipes! He "hops" on his bottom and is especially mobile on the tile floor in the kitchen. Slippery surface = Easier to move.
Tonight he "rode" on the ride on toy all by himself and actually made it move. This is a first! Granted, he could only navigate it backwards, but a feat nonetheless. I was proud of him for even balancing so well on it. He probably stayed on the thing at least 30 minutes with absolutely no help. Here's a little video. He stopped moving so much once the camera came out--typical! Oh, and please disregard the fact that it is a pink Disney Princess Ride On. It was Mary Kathleen's. My advice to new parents: Buy gender neutral "big" toys, especially if you have a girl first. No one bats an eye when a girl rides a black bike or blue scooter, but give a boy a pink ride on and you are asking for looks!