Friday, July 9, 2010

Too Big for Her Own Good

She's at it again..moving more swiftly. Yep, the nine month old is getting big for her britches. She's catching on so quickly, I can't keep up with writing it all down..This week she's mastered pulling up on the couch-rather gracefully I might add-and scootching her way from one end to the other. She even tried to let go of the couch to transfer to the coffee table yesterday.
Wednesday I found her pulled up at the potty in the boys' bathroom..good thing the lid was closed. Anything she can pull up on, she does..including in the bathtub. She's a wild child. I also gave her graham crackers last week, which she's all about when she needs a snack. Her new sound sounds like she's saying "ok, ok, ok" really fast, or "go, go, go" really fast. Too funny. Too big...she's into EVERYTHING, and her crawling speed is growing rapidly. She's getting too big too fast..

We LOVE the Spray Park!

When we moved back to Marysville about five years ago, we were invited by another mom/preschoolers group to go to the Dublin Spray Park. Ever since, we go several times during the summer. We love this place. First, it's free. Second, there's a huge lawn and we like to take picnics, or snacks, and spend a whole morning or afternoon there. Also, it's not a very far drive, and the kids can run around and play, and stay cool at the same time. It's a win-win. The boys were old enough last summer that I don't have to watch them every second, and as long as I can see them, we're all fine. Yesterday was our first time there this summer. It was a super hot day, and I took my chances it wouldn't be too busy in the afternoon-assuming other, more sensible mothers had taken their kids home for lunch, naps, etc. So, we headed out around 2:30. It wasn't crowded at all, and the boys LOVE when all the water turns on full blast and they stand under the waterfalls. Natalie and I sat contentedly at one of the fountains and watched it shoot up and she splashed around in it. Great fun!