We found out this week that Brynn is old enough to steady herself on the scooter. She loved it. Caleb even enjoyed pushing her around.
And...Brynn is now crawling, no scooting. Just started about 4 days ago. It is so cute to see her explore and it is even more cute to see Caleb wanting to crawl around with her. If I pick her up, Caleb will tell me to put her down so he can crawl with her. They like to weave around the dining room table and chairs especially.
- Another thing about crawling, is that Caleb knows Brynn can't have small things. If he sees her get something small, he finds joy in ripping it out of her hands and saying, "No, Brynn!" It's good to have another lookout but it sure startles Brynn. Once this week Caleb put something small in front of Brynn and as she went for it he pulled it away, "No, Brynn!" He did that about 3 more times after that before we stopped him.
- Last Sunday at church during sacrament meeting, Caleb did something he knew he shouldn't and we asked if he wanted a time out. He looked at us and said, "Time out in nursery?" Tricky boy! He loves nursery and he thought he just might be able to let us take him there early. Sorry Caleb you have to wait until after sacrament meeting!
- Speaking of nursery, Caleb came home today and sang us the whole song of Book of Mormon Stories. He even said, "I will sing Book of Mormon Stories." He did all the actions and everything. That is the first song we've ever heard him sing all the way through on his own! He truly is turning from a toddler to a little boy.
- Scottie from next door came over and Caleb brought out his bean bag chair. He jumped from the couch to the chair then told Scottie to do it. Scottie would say, "Ok," do it, then go back to playing. Caleb would jump, then ask Scottie to jump. They took turns for a while. It was really cute. Caleb even told me at one point, "We taking turns Mommy."
- Caleb knows, for the most part, what is right a wrong. This is one quality I am so happy he has. When he knows he is making a wrong choice he hesitates to think about whether he wants to do it or not. Some kids just do it without caring, that is not Caleb. Also, he doesn't mind time outs (which are hands on the wall for 20 seconds) but at the same time he doesn't want them because it shows he's done something wrong. I love this about Caleb.
- Brynn does not like strangers anymore. She was good up until about 2 months ago. This week she started a thing where, if I'm holding her and a stranger gets too close to her, or starts to talk to her she nestles her head into my (or Derrick's, or Grandma's) shoulder and then pats her hands around me. It's like she's saying, "I'm quite comfortable here. Don't give me to that person."