We finally rearranged our den to create a nice little play space for the kids. We still needed it as an office, so we got an L-shaped desk from Ikea (nearly two months ago – oops). M and I now share a desk and get nice and cozy. But half to 2/3 of the room is now child-proofed, colorful, full of toys, and enclosed. Hooray! Hard to get a good picture of it, but I did my best. Much of it is from Target, including the cube shelves and fabric cube box/drawers, and the area rugs (it’s two 4’x6′ rugs). The chair is the very one M stole from his dorm room when he left college, and it makes for a great place for babies to pull up to stand. It still wants for some details and decoration, but it’s nice to have a space where the kids can safely play and I can hang on my computer.
Oh and… um… did I neglect to mention that Daniel is finally crawling? Wohoo! Only two months after his sister! As with anything, it seems to have been largely a question of motivation. Rebecca’s motivation was chasing the dog. Daniel’s, as it turns out, was so that he could get to more places in order to stand up. Mobility is nice and all, but standing is where it’s at. Within five days of his first real crawling, he’s already pulling up on me and letting go, standing unassisted for a few seconds before plopping down and trying again. My suspicion is that he would really love to just walk, while Rebecca may be content to speed-crawl for quite a while longer. We’ll see.
Two babies crawling, as it turns out, more than twice as challenging as one. But it does mean that Daniel can hold his own in fighting for the coveted toys… like the pack of wipes?