Madi and I spent yesterday afternoon/evening putting our house back together. It was quite trashed after the craziness of the last few days of school... making treats for people at school, getting kids' presents ready on top of our usual Wednesday/Thursday mess! Madelyn does SUCH a good job of playing by herself on the floor. She likes her toys, especially "edible" ones. I take that back; she pretty much makes them all edible. Anyway... she loves to be her curious self and check things out, but definitely doesn't like it if I leave the room for very long (which is fine because we have such a tiny house). We've known that she can "crawl", but she still doesn't officially do it very often. She moves around by scooting, pulling, crawling backwards, or sitting up/laying down, sitting up/laying down until she gets to where she wants to be. Last night, however, she made a break for the tree and decided that my Starbucks cup Christmas ornament looked awfully tasty (a girl after my own heart :). She then caught sight of the first wrapped Christmas present under our tree - thanks Ramie - and crawled straight for it. I thought she would be pretty harmless, but I was wrong and the evidence is below. I realized for the first time that it might be time to start saying "No touch" to our sweet little Angel. Wow... time has gone by fast!
Watch me go Mommy!
The damage that was done... I realize that I should have stopped her, but I'm kind of in denial that she can do any harm. Also, I thought I should let her practice a little bit since Christmas is less than a week away and she's got to be able to keep up with her big cousins. (I saw the pile of presents at Nana's house =)