Thursday, January 24, 2008

So Big!

The kids are just getting so big! I hardly know what to do with them! Here they are eating out of plates and using forks and spoons! It's pretty nice to be able to just set a plate of food in front of them and let them feed themselves! You still have to watch them though. If they're not interested in the plate's offerings or if they run out of food, then the plate suddenly becomes a toy! Luckily, no one has yet flung one across the room like a frisbee, but they do regularly get dumped upside down or dropped onto the floor. It's a learning process!

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!


Anonymous said...

poor thomas! there's always one, huh? they are getting so big. more work for you! kinley keeps asking for her cousins to come back :) jo

Molly said...

I don't know why that makes me laugh about Thomas! Maybe he will be the first for stitches... good practice for me (not so good for him!) LOVE those little faces and SO proud of them feeding themselves.
Kisses from Miss Molly!