Alice has started crawling! she’s not very good at it yet, as she usually goes backwards or sideways (often ending up under a chair, couch or coffee table). but last night she saw something she wanted, and took three “steps” on her hands and knees to go get it. she loves going after the stacking cups too, if Caleb will give her a turn.
in other Alice news, she’s graduated to Caleb’s old crib, and now “Caleb’s room” is “the kids room”. for a while we’ve been putting her down in the little crib in our room and then moving her out to the pack-n-play in the living room when we go to bed. since she fusses a little when she goes down, we’ll still put her down initially in our room and then move her into the kids room when it’s time. I imagine that soon enough they’ll go down in the same room at the same time. we’ll see how Caleb reacts to her crying for a bottle at 6am or earlier (he usually gets up at 7).
in Caleb news, Mama has temporarily banned coloring and coloring books. the kid just got too obsessed with them. he would INSIST that someone would draw him a kitty or fish or whatever and if he didnt get his way he’d throw a fit. so away with that for at least a little while. and we’re cracking down on the whining too. I guess some kids at this age have big old fits — throwing themselves down and kicking and screaming. Caleb on the other hand is a world-class whiner, and it’s getting old. so now he’s told that if he whines again about whatever (like coloring), that we’re done with that and he’ll get disciplined too. so far it seems to be working OK. mama works hard for all of us.