It’s only been a couple days since Crew Gaines’s first birthday, but there’s already a new milestone to celebrate. Chip and Joanna Gaines’s baby son Crew walked for the first time this week, and proud dad Chip is posting the evidence on Instagram. Fans of the Fixer Upper stars couldn’t be more thrilled to share in this moment. Clearly, the Gaines fam can’t get enough of baby Crew. For that matter, neither can we.
The picture Chip posted is striking: Little Crew is standing up, arms in the air, while Chip stands a few feet back, arms outstretched to catch him. “Little crew took his 1st steps today.. It was a good day!” the caption reads. Commenters on the post are appreciative, to say the least. “Thank you for continuing to share your family with us. Every photo makes me smile,” one reads. “This is such a precious photo,” another says. And even the couple’s celebrity friends are weighing in, with Real Housewives star Luann de Lesseps commenting “enjoy this special moment.” While Chip’s exact facial expression is tough to make out, everything about his pose suggests that he’s taking the Countess’s advice.
Crew is the youngest of five, with his next-youngest sibling Emmie Kay still 8 years older. Something tells us that no matter how big Crew gets — no matter how many milestones he passes — he’ll always be the baby of the family. For now, let’s enjoy his chubby cheeks and teetering baby legs while we can. As Joanna and Chip know all too well, they grow up so fast!