And here they are showing off their climbing skills. They are now able to climb onto the furniture without anybody's help, and from there they can jump around or crawl from one chair to another, etc.
We have had to be VERY careful about leaving the TV trays out. The kids don't understand that they are not sturdy enough to crawl on. We also actually rearranged the living room (again!) so that climbing from one piece to another is not so easy. It seems that with every new skill the kids learn, we have to rearrange furniture to try to keep that new skill from causing great harm to one of them!
Speaking of harm, I could easily do a daily post just about the ways Thomas gets hurt every day. He is going to earn his childhood! The other day I caught his fingers in a drawer, and then he got his hand stuck in a door that Reagan was putting all her weight into closing! I was surprised that one didn't leave a mark! Today, as the kids were all filing into the playroom for their morning snack, Zachary went through the gate and then slammed it behind him, hitting Thomas square in the face. And on the way to naptime, he stepped on a hat and his foot slid out from under him, sending him crashing to the ground! There's no telling what will happen to him tonight!
Bring it on!