Ashlyn surprised me by waking up at 8am...almost four hours earlier
than usual. Not that she went to bed any earlier the night before, but
she had an abdundance of energy this morning. After getting us both
ready, we ran the errands that we didn't get a chance to get to yesterday.
The weather was really hot, and I tried to soak up as much sun as possible.
and I got back before dinner. The playpen sheet I bought at Babies R
Us didn't fit. So Aric and I had a quick bite before heading out. We
stopped off at Office Max to buy Aric a new desk for his office. After
a couple of weeks of shopping around for a perfect desk, Aric finally
decided on the desk that I had originally picked out a while back. I
want to gloat on my selection, but it was a good thing that we waited...because
when you purchase the desk now, they throw in an expensive leather chair
for free! SWEET! Next, we went to Babies R Us. We were at Babies R Us
for a really long time...looking at clothes, shoes, and toys for Ashlyn.
I returned the playpen sheet and we bought Ashlyn a Fisher
Price Stride-to-Ride Walker. Aric noticed that some walkers were
designed for infants as young as 6 months old. Right away, he was like,
"We're behind!" I know that toys have a minimum age limit,
but that doesn't necessarily mean that right at that age, the child
is ready for it. Ashlyn has just started to crawl...I don't think she's
ready to walk just yet, but Aric was like, "She has to learn."
*sigh* Oh well, it's just an excuse for him to buy her stuff...he loves
to spoil Ashlyn with new toys. =)
and Sue came buy to drop off computers and to hang out a bit. I put
the walker together and we watched Ashlyn at play. She was very shaky
on her feet and couldn't hold her own weight. She put her whole weight
on the walker and the toy rolled quickly foward...causing her to fall
flat on her face. =/ The fall wasn't painful, but it definitely gave
her a big scare. She cried out. We stood her up again and she was hestitant
to hold the walker. We held the walker in place and would inch it forward
every so often. She moved one foot in front of the other...but not consistently.
She was soon bored of the walker, so we transformed it into the rider...and
she liked that much better. To be honest, I'm not in any hurry for Ashlyn
to start walking yet. She's getting around quite easily on all fours
and getting into much trouble.
*YAWN!* Today was a full day. G'nite!
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