The other day I was sitting at the kitchen table getting some work done. The girls were playing in the the basement and our son was outside playing hockey. I could hear our sweet baby Ellie playing happily around the main floor. She’s in the “loves to explore” stage. And unlike my other kids she is happy to just play around with her toys and generally stays out of trouble 🙂
After a few minutes I noticed that I didn’t hear her anymore. I called her name (to which she normally comes a running.) I checked all around the kitchen and then into the laundry room where she sometimes likes to hide. But after a quick search of the main floor. Nothing.
Then I started to get worried. I called down to the girls and asked if they brought her down. Miss Abby loves to sneak her downstairs, because she’s FIVE now which pretty much makes her a mommy. But the girls said they didn’t have her. I called outside to see if maybe Evan had taken her outside. (Why, I don’t know) but nope, he said she wasn’t there…..
At this point I enlisted the girls to run around and find her. I was starting to panic a bit. Did she get hurt somewhere? Where oh where could she be?
Then Abby squeals from upstairs is her high pitched little voice (you know the one you use when you are talking to a baby) “There you are silly Ellie!”
I quickly went up the stairs and peaked into my room and saw this little monkey:
Apparently she can climb the stairs now.
Watch out world. Our baby is up, up and away….
And yes, the baby gates are back up 😉
Whyyyyyyyyyyy does my last little one have to grow sooooooo fast?!
*This year I am participating in a year long Photography Challenge. Each week we will link up and share our interpretation of a different theme. Please check out the other lovely ladies playing along 🙂