Wednesday, September 19, 2012

keeping up

Holy cow, Tatum is hard to keep up with. I don't know how she has so much energy and how she is so naturally drawn to trouble.  For instance, we have a baby gate at the top of our stairs but one side doesn't seem to be as secure as I would like it (one of Brennan's projects while I'm gone).  So I spend a good portion of my day retrieving Tatum from banging and pushing on the baby gate.  She thinks it's hilarious.

One day she was playing in our bedroom while I was getting ready and she was mysteriously quiet.  I found her on Brennan's side of the bed and she had found the pen on his nightstand and had drawn all over her leg. I can't imagine she knows what a pen does. But then it's strange, usually things go straight to her mouth, not rubbed on her legs. I tried to get a picture of it but most of it is covered by her arm.
When we were at my parents' house for dinner a week ago, she crawled over to their stairs and immediately started climbing up them.  She has never tried stairs before, but made it all the way to the top.  I guess I didn't realize how naturally climbing stairs comes to them.  I didn't think that was something I'd have to worry about for awhile.
Lately she has also been drawn to the screen door at my parents' house. Sometimes it doesn't latch all the way so one time it sounded like she had opened the door and crawled outside.  Luckily she hasn't managed to figure that out yet.  She just stands there on on her tippy toes looking out the window.
And I just realized that in all of the pictures I posted Tatum is only partially clothed.  I promise I do dress her completely at some point during the day. It just frequently doesn't happen right away and doesn't necessarily last very long. :)

1 comment:

  1. She is growing so fast!
    When and where are you going on vacation?