Over the course of the past month, these kids have started testing limits. Not that they weren't before but now they really & in ways that could give them a big bump on the noggin. I'm not sure how to handle the climbing except to be there just in case b/c it is obvious that it isn't going to stop. Rather than fight what seems to be natural in their development, I am going w/ the flow.
Sofi seems to be heading the way in climbing. We have this really neat activity table that was given to them by Julie & Sofi has managed to figure out how to sit & stand in the storage compartment.
Here are all 3 playing on the couch. I'm not sure what the fascination is BUT they LOVE being on it. They can't stop giggling & hopping around. Geez, just sitting on the couch makes them break out in a huge smile!
Sofi also likes to pull up the mats we have on the floor, especially the border. It is driving me crazy! I just gave up putting the border back on.
One last thing, this is mommy related. Ian woke up the day before yesterday w/ his thumb a bit red & slightly swollen. I figured it was a bite of some sort, probably a mosquito. As the day went on, a small clear blister formed & I did something *I* shouldn't have. I squeezed it. Oops. His thumb got huge & then I got that sick feeling in my stomach & thought to myself, "Oh shit. I did it now." We ended up in the dr's office, just to make sure I hadn't done some irrevocable damage. He got some antibiotic ointment along w/ oral antibiotics. Todd said not to give the oral b/c it was evening & we didn't want him to go to bed w/ a new med so I waited until the next day. By that time, the cream had done a good job so I played dr & decided not to give him the oral. Anyway, just another learning experience. Being a 1st time mom can definitely be challenging.