Saturday, March 17, 2007
Luck of the Irish

Happy St. Patrick's Day


Our Little Leprechaun

Monday, March 12, 2007
So we've been trying out some new playgroups. We've met lots of nice moms and cute babes.

I also realize I'm not exactly "hip" on playgroup protocol. For instance, as Katie sat on the floor chewing on a block, I heard a couple of moms say "no biting the toys" to their kids. If the kid made a move towards testing their teethies on a toy, the mother quickly swat the toy away.

Granted, chewing on toys spreads colds. But this is basically how Katie plays with toys. She wouldn't know what else to do with the little gizmos in her hands if I said "No biting, sweetie."

So this make me ponder, if I were to enforce a "no chewing" rule, would it only apply to toys at playgroups? Or all brightly colored plastic objects?

Ah, so many rules, so little time. There is a brave, new mommy world out there, and I'm still a newcomer.

Sunday, March 04, 2007
And She's Off!
Katie started crawling this week. Real crawling on her hands and knees. She's been scooting on her tummy backwards for a few months, but this is the first time she's started propelling herself forward.

How was I able to tempt her off her bum and into crawling mode? By dangling the much-desired-but-forbidden remote control before her eyes. Before she knew what she was doing, Katie had crawled the length of the couch.

We've had fun this week encouraging her to crawl more. She chased after a broom one day, which really got her to scamper about. And cheerios have prompted her to crawl under the table. She is still a bit of a timid crawler, to date. We have plenty of books on bottom shelves, and if she wanted to, she could cause some real mischief. So far, she is content to just crawl a few steps towards her favorite toys. Maybe when she gets her confidence up, Katie will streak off towards the garbage pail and wreck some havoc.

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