Nothing in our living room (that's where we've confined her to for now) is safe! I feel like my entire day was spent saying "Please don't touch!" and "Ah ah ah!" and "Leave that alone please!" and then finally resorting to a full out "NO!" on many occasions. She's such a playful little monkey, and the more I tell her not to touch something, the more she wants to, and the funnier it is to her that my voice gets more and more stern. If this is a sign of what's to come when she's 16, I'm completely terrified!
Our poor cat is horrified that "it" is on the move. He actually moved out when we brought Growly Bear home. Luckily, my parents live right by us, and he decided to take up residence at their house instead. Poor thing has been forced to move back home though while my parents are on vacation, and he's less them impressed by all this movement.
Growly Bear on the other hand, is loving her new found freedom! Her eyes sparkle as she looks around and decides what to explore (get in to!) next! She was almost giddy yesterday as she made her way around the room testing things out. Here's a photo I took of her checking out the gliding ottoman.
As I sat on the couch tonight having a lazy moment, I watched as she made her way over to the toy box and pulled herself up so that she could look down into it. I watched her look back and forth a couple times before spotting what she was looking for. She grabbed it, and turned to me while she shook it in her hand, with the most enormous, proud smile on her face. My heart melted at that moment, and I swallowed back a few tears. Every day I'm realizing she's becoming less and less my baby, and is growing more and more into my little kid. I'm so incredibly proud to witness all these amazing milestones, but I'm not ready for her to be growing up so quickly. I hugged her a little tighter tonight, and rocked her a little longer. I'm hanging on to each and every moment for as long as I can becasue it's all going too fast!
This sappy mommy is off to bed now.
Love and Hugs Everyone