Friday, January 16, 2009

The Great Climbing Challenge

Sadie eats pizza?  Not quite... yet.. .although she  thinks she's ready for it.  So far it's just milk, rice cereal, sweet potatoes, peas, apples, pears, peaches, bananas and now, as of dinner tonight, carrots.  She gobbles up everything and tries to convince us that she's ready for more (except apples.  She did eat the apples but made little puckered faces like they were sour).  Here she is eating bananas, her very favorite food, at a Pizza Factory.  

Today we started child proofing but we still have a long ways to go.  While Sadie is slightly interested in crawling and sitting up by herself she is obsessed with climbing.  Yesterday I was sitting on the floor next to her while she was practicing sitting up.  Then she decided that climbing is much more fun.  Sadie threw herself across my leg and then shimmied her way from my knee to my ankle with a look of complete determination. 
That look was soon replaced by another expression that I recognized.  It was the same look that a cat gets right before it pounces on something.  She paused and then attacked my sock.  She tried to shove it into her mouth (luckily they were clean.  I'd only just put them on.).  I moved my foot out of the way but that only increased the challenge.  Sadie doesn't give up easily.

This afternoon, Sammy, our cat, sat on the couch behind me.  Sadie pushed herself into a standing position on my lap and then pulled herself, little by little towards Sammy.  She might have caught her too, but when she was almost there she let out an excited little squeal and Sammy took off.  
Also on the list of things she'd like to climb are the hearth and coffee table.  We have a lot of work to do before the house is childproofed!

1 comment:

backattheranch said...

Okay, I noticed your from a tiny town in Northern California that no one has heard of. I bet I Have. Recently moved from Sheridan, CA. 45 miles from Roseville. What town are you from? Your pics of your baby are so cute. I have a 3 year oold. It goes by so fast.