Here's a peek into the new developments in Penelope's world...
Penelope can't get enough of these things. She finally realized that books aren't just for gnawing on, and lately her favorite thing to do is to spend some quality one-on-one time with her friends on the pages of her books.
And Penelope loves sitting on your lap and listening to you read, especially if she gets to turn the pages.
Penelope recently taught herself to crawl backwards in order to get off the bed and couch. (That's what one too many head-first crashes onto the floor will do to you.) Here's a play-by-play of Penelope's technique:
1. Turn around, put your head down, and crawl backwards until you reach the edge of the bed.
2.When your leg starts dangling, you know you've hit your target. Give a little push and start bracing yourself for the drop.
3. Breathe a sigh of relief when your feet finally hit solid ground.
And that's how it's done, folks!
Penelope has been climbing over, under, through, and around everything she can in order to reach and snatch new things. And just to ensure that we're paying attention, she has become rather creative in her climbing pursuits. For example, she recently discovered that turning her toy bowl over and climbing on top of it allows her to reach several no-no's located on the high shelf.
--Look Ma! No hands!--
I've been bringing her to the Kid's Club (a really nice playroom below where we live) hoping that seeing how the big kids walk will convince Penelope that it is way more cool to walk than crawl.