Amidst our travels this summer, things have settled into an easy routine of work days and evening walks, play time and bath time, weekend family outings and Sunday afternoon naps. This past week, we fit in a visit to Daddy's school. Emerson loved sitting in his big desk chair. She is all over the place now, not quite crawling but getting around by other means. She can get up on all fours and can move from a seated position to down on her belly. If you turn your back for just one minute, you may even find her rolling under the furniture! This weekend, with Daddy's encouragement (and Mommy's disapproval!), we discovered that she can stand by holding on to her crib. Luckily she isn't able to pull up on things quite yet, so hopefully we have a few more weeks before she really takes off. I am a little nervous for the day that she officially starts crawling...we may never sit down again!
Another fun 'first' this week was trying out the swings at our neighborhood park. Em held on tightly to the seat and liked kicking her legs into the air. It seems we may be adding a short detour to our evening walks!