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Friday, May 23, 2008


Now that Mairead is mobile, she has spent a lot of time exploring the house. She loves books, and now she has found out that we have a book case that she can climb right in to!

She pulled out a photo album that includes her favorite subject-- herself.

Turns out, she can fit in the little space between the play pen and the couch.

And, remember those pictures of her trying to go up the stairs? Well, today she figured out how to do that. She is pretty proud of herself.... and we'll be putting up a gate in the morning!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Getting into trouble

Yesterday, Mairead had some company when we put her down for bed. The cat had been snuggled under the blankets, and Mairead was pretty excited to see her in her crib.

The cat was less than thrilled with Mairead ruining her nap, though.

She headed out of there as quickly as she could!

You all saw the video about ten days ago that I took when Mairead first crawled 'for real.' Yes, that was only 10 days ago, and yes, she has now moved on to trying to stand and climb up the stairs. She is a very independent and curious little girl-- I think we are really in for it now! We waited all this time for her to crawl, and we were so excited when she did it. Now, I think we'll be wishing she would stay put once in while!

She can even pull herself up to a sitting position from lying down-- she is very strong! We are really thrilled with how she is doing- even though she is using her new skills to get into trouble!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Enjoying the new deck

We took Mairead out on the deck today to try to get some good pictures of her in one of her cute new spring outfits (thanks, Jean!). Mairead, however, just wanted to spend her time exploring the deck. She is always so curious and she is getting pretty good at pulling and standing up. She also liked when her dad swung her high up in the air to touch the trees. We are loving the nice weather!