In the last week Alyssa has changed so much! For one she
began walking! One day she just decided to take about 4-6 steps multiple
times a day. Then the next day it was a few more and by the 3rd day she
was full on walking around the house without falling down. I think she
is really enjoying her new experience in the world above the knees. She
still crawls once in a while, but for the most part she's up on two
feet...except for when she first wakes up. If you try to stand her up
when she first wakes up her legs wobble and she walks like she just got
off of a cruise ship.
She especially likes to walk and carry things. She sometimes attempts to
carry things that are too heavy for her. For instance the white basket
with the green liner usually holds her toys and so we have to help her
dump them out so that she can carry around the basket.
Unfortunately I think it also makes for a more frustrated toddler. I was
in JoAnne's Fabric's a couple of days ago and she threw her first full
on snotty fit in the store because she wanted to get out of the stroller
and walk or crawl around. I had to escort her out of the store on my hip
with her wiggling and crying. One lady walked by me and said, "Been
there done that!" and gave me a 'bummer' look. And I was thinking 'I'm
too pregnant to be doing this.' lol I think she actually might have been
acting like this because it was a really busy day and she was super
tired. Once I got her to the car she fell asleep in like 30 seconds.
Serves me right to try to push her nap further out. Ah well.
OH! Just the other day she found her nose. I'm not talking about
"Alyssa, where is your nose?" She'll show you that, no problem. I'm
talking about "UH! Alyssa get your finger out of your nose!" I think she
found it on accident. She was sticking her finger in her mouth and then
missed or something and once her finger was up her nose she looked at me
like, 'uh, what's this?" I laughed and probably shouldn't have because
then she kept wanting to do it. Yikes, I'm a bad mom.
Then to make matters worse. Today she was riding in the double stroller
with Elliott, my friend Rebeccah's 1yr old, and she was attempting to
feed him a cracker, but then decided instead to put her finger up his
nose! Wish I had pictures of that!
Playing With A Friend
I do have pictures of them playing together though. Here they are
holding hands and then waving to each other:
Elliott uses a pacifier when Alyssa saw him with something in his mouth
she found something for her mouth. She walked around with that ball
putting it in and out of her mouth for a good 15 minutes!
We're also learning that boys are VERY different from girls. They play
with toys so much differently than girls! I don't think Alyssa would
have ever thought to try to get inside her walker. :)