I climbed up to the second step on the stairs last night, as I often do. But much to Mommy’s chagrin, this time I didn’t stop once I got there. I just kept right on going to the third, then the fourth, and so on. I made it all the way to the top and kept right on going straight into the bathroom.

I had so much fun that I repeated this feat a few more times before going to bed. I have so much fun upstairs. There’s all kinds of dangerous child-unprotected things to get into. For now, at least.

Wow, so many things have happened in the past few days.

Dad went out of town for work, so for a little bit it was just Mom and me here. Then Paw Paw and Gramma Nan came to visit. I have been having a blast. They took care of me while Mom was at work.

On the first day they were taking care of me, mom was upstairs getting ready for work and Gramma Nan was getting me my breakfast. I threw several of my cheerios on the floor, and then I looked at Gramma Nan and said “UH OH” just as plain as day. It was the first word I ever said.

Mom missed the whole thing, and she was a little sad. So I have been cheering her up by throwing my things on the ground and saying “Uh oh” hundreds of times since then. And I scored big points this evening when I grinned at her and said “Mama.” She couldn’t quite believe her ears and kept trying to get me to say it again, but I have decided to make her wait a little while for that one.

Let’s see, what else happened?

Gramma Nan gave me a haircut. She is a professional hairdresser, so I got a great new look. I love it.

Also, my left upper molar has come in. That’s probably why I have been in such a bad mood lately and why I have not been sleeping well. Or maybe not. Who knows.

I tried cabbage for the first time too. It was okay.

Here are some pictures of me from last week at daycare, making and eating some cookies.

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I’m just having the most fun at daycare. I wake up early in the morning (sometimes too early because I’m so excited). Then Daddy and I either bike or run there.

Morning nap

Then I play and learn all the day long. Then some days Daddy takes me home on the bike, and other days Mommy runs home with me.

Baby jogger

Anyway, I have some new skills. I’ve been waving for months now, but most of the time it was sort of by accident. Now I wave at people to say hello or goodbye to them.

Wave

Also, before I was really good at knocking over stacks of blocks. But now I can stack them back up all by myself.

Stacking blocks

Ah, motor skills.