Guess what Huxley did today!

He started walking. The following video is his third or fourth real attempt, the first one that went beyond two or three steps and a dive.


  1. #1 Amanda
    December 22, 2010

    Yay Huxley! But I’m sorry you have such a goofy mom.

  2. #2 Greg Laden
    December 22, 2010

    Notice what Amanda was holding up as bait.

  3. #3 Doug Alder
    December 23, 2010

    Yay Huxley! – looked like a chocolate bar to these aging eyes Greg.

  4. #4 Athena
    December 23, 2010

    And by Friday, he’ll be wanting to borrow the car…

  5. #5 Pradeep
    December 23, 2010

    Triumph of Humanity! Well done Huxley. I don’t know about the “goofy mom” comment. I think Huxley’s mom is, quite appropriately, hot! Well done, Greg, well done!

  6. #6 Mike Haubrich
    December 23, 2010

    Don’t believe Amanda, Huxley. Your mom is great!

    Congrats on the walking. The lake will and cabin will be so much more fun now that you will be able to wade this summer in the water.

  7. #7 Glendon Mellow
    December 23, 2010


  8. #8 Birger Johansson
    December 23, 2010

    Don’t let him watch “Family Guy”! Stewie Griffin is not a good influence on toddlers, with all that matricidal anger, advanced weaponry and everything.

  9. #9 Stephanie Z
    December 23, 2010

    Amanda, Huxley has an awesome mom. Pretty awesome kid too.

  10. #10 Matt
    December 23, 2010

    Change in climate opened up the African savanna and may have facilitated our adaptations for fully upright/bipedal locomotion (according to some theories).

    Our anthropogenically-enhanced (according to some theories) changing climate correlates with Huxley’s transition to bipedal locomotion.


  11. #11 DuWayne
    December 23, 2010

    Woohoo!!! Of course this means that running is about a week away and using furniture as ladders won’t be far behind. The next thing you know, he’ll be sneaking out in the middle of the night to go carousing with his playmates and…Hmm…

    Good job Huxley, you have just opened up a world of possibilities for parental harassment.