|Up & over in seconds flat.|
- Both her eyeteeth have just poked through. They're taking their sweet time coming down though
- Climbing over the baby gate to the kitchen. We've replaced the baby gate pictured with a slightly taller one that has only vertical bars. She hasn't figured out how to scale it. Yet.
- Climbing out of the crib. (are you seeing a pattern here?) Not terribly worried about the crib one, as she still doesn't actually sleep in it except for the occasional nap. She can't get out yet if she's in a sleep sack. Of course, I have to put the sleep sack on backwards so she can't take it off, so I think it's only a matter of time...
- Bronte rarely just says, "No!", she tends to refuse things with full sentences these days.
- She's started imitating her brother & pretending to be things. On the swing at the park she stuck out her little arms & said, "Quack! I'm a duck!"
- Putting on clothing, sometimes several layers of whatever she can get her hands on--my underwear from the laundry basket, her brother's shirt inside out--over top of what she's already wearing.
- Wearing her "fancy pants", aka Rhino Cruiser hip brace. She has been wearing it when she sleeps since February & will (sadly) be wearing it for at least another six months, since her recent X-rays show no improvement to her congenital hip dysplasia.
- Being polite. I've been working on please & thank-yous with Linnaeus & Bronte has picked it up by osmosis, it seems. She often asks for things quite politely & will say thank you when given things. Definitely puts her in the running for cutest kid ever.
- Bronte has now mastered stairs on her own. She is also very good at stepping off curbs & has demonstrated this talent by running onto the street on a number of occasions recently. I am reconsidering my stance on child leashes...
- Asking to read books all the time. I read when we're out (waiting for appointments, or in restaurants) & at bedtime, mostly. B's favourites are currently several Sandra Boynton board books (The counting one with dogs & Pyjama Time), Grumpy Bird, & Sounds Around Town.
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