Just last week Alden decided that he can sit up by himself completely. He will sit for long periods of time and will stay in one spot reaching for toy after toy. The day after Christmas he started scooting across the floor by pulling himself with his arms. He even found his way under my parents' Christmas tree with his little arm waving in the air reaching for limbs! Since we have been home from visiting my family, it has been nice to be able to plop him down in whatever room we are in, give him a few toys, and do whatever I need to do. Today I totally underestimated the little guy.
I was taking the full trash bags out of the garbage cans in the kitchen and when I looked down he was under my feet trying to catch the hem of my pants. I picked him up and moved him a few feet away. The next time I looked down he was playing with the bottom of the bag of trash. I picked him up and moved him again. I turned around to finish with the trash and I heard him shuffling across the floor but I did not expect him to be able to travel so fast! I looked up just in time to see him batting at the vine of a plant that we have on a plant stand. Before I could stop him the plant flipped over and landed right beside his arm. He had potting soil all over his right side and he didn't get upset or let it slow him down in the slightest. He was trying to reach with his OTHER arm to play in the dirt. I picked him up to make sure he didn't get any in his mouth...and then of course I plopped him down to take a picture :)
|Who could get mad at this face?|
You would think that I would have known better considering that this was an all too familiar occurrence. Here is a flash back to June 2012 when another little boy was very curious about this very same plant! What's even crazier is that Kellan is 7 months old in this picture and Alden just turned 7 months on Monday. The similarities between them are amazing.
|Luckily I saved the plant when Kellan was attacking it in 2012...it wasn't so lucky in 2014.|
|It was around this time that the plant had to find a new home for a while...I think that time has come again!|