Sunday, February 5, 2012

Little Scooter

Our sweet Eden adores her big brother and sister. She watches their every move and smiles as soon as they enter a room. She giggles when they play and does her best to involve herself (if she's close enough). I think she may be getting tired of her lack of mobility preventing her from being a part of the fun because she has taught herself to scoot to her desired locale. She gets up on all fours and rocks, trying so hard to crawl, but she's still not there. So scooting it is. For about a month she mainly moved in reverse, which always led to a fun game of "Where's Eden?" I'd put her on the floor, walk out of the room briefly and come back to find her in a completely different spot. As entertaining as this was to me, it frustrated our baby girl. So, she's learned to scoot forward and sideways and now her big brother and sister, who have been so anxious for Eden to crawl, are getting just a small taste of what life is going to be like when she's fully mobile. She is into EVERYTHING! She has a special fondness for paper, which she first attacks then drools on until it's a big mushy clump. It's pretty gross. She also prefers Jax's monster trucks to more girl offerings, much to Ava's chagrin.

 Push ups!

I remember when Ava was a baby, being so excited for her to move. With Jax, I was excited, but didn't mind any delays. But to be honest, this time around I'm a little less anxious. I'm not sure I'm ready for three mobile kids! It's not the actual moving, it's the constantly having to make sure Barbie shoes, puzzle pieces and crayons are off the floor or at least out of baby's reach. That'll be a full-time job in itself!

But, on the other hand, I am looking forward to Eden really being able to include herself in all the fun things her older siblings do.


Joni said...

I love her chubby little cheeks. They remind me of Avery as a babe. Eden is adorable!

All these Halls said...

She is so cute