(Another Note: It takes me 3 or 4 days to complete a blog post these days. I just don't have time to finish one in one sitting. So my apologies...)
I don't know if it's because I can't pay as much attention to her these days, or if it's her rapidly approaching 2nd birthday, but Katy is such. a. stinker. Seriously.
-While I was nursing David in the living room, Katy was in the kitchen and it got quiet. Then I heard a familiar ticking sound that scared me into putting down the baby and running into the kitchen. Katy had stretched to reach the toaster oven on the counter and had turned it on to toast something. I asked her, "What are you doing?" and she said, "I cookin'!!"
-David was asleep in his swing and I was in and out of the room doing something while Katy played. I glanced over at him at one point and noticed this (photo below). I asked Katy, "What's this?" and she said, "Dat's David's toy." Apparently he looked bored to her.
-On another occasion I went upstairs to use the restroom. I took David and laid him in his crib and left Katy downstairs. Normally she is protected from coming upstairs (and possibly falling back down) by this gate:
So while I was in the bathroom, it seemed like I was could hear her, and it sounded like she was upstairs. But then it sounded like she went back down (which she can do safely probably 3/4 times). When I came out, I went downstairs and found the gate like this, with Katy attempting to put it back. She had a very guilty and scared look on her face, and I think my reaction scared her, because she hasn't done it since.
My mom and Greg came to visit this weekend and took Katy to get a sandbox as an early birthday present. I didn't realize that sand came in different colors, but Katy chose pink. And our yard is even more full of plastic stuff. But she loves it.
Oh, and David is one month old today. We decided he was now big enough for his own chair.
You also may have noticed that I updated the name of the blog. I'm sad to say goodbye to Katydid, but I just wasn't able to make it work, even with professional help. So I went with something different, we'll see how it goes. It kinda represents this new era in our lives anyway...