Friday, August 1, 2008

Boring household item, or incredibly exciting plaything?

Yesterday, Olivia managed to reach our brand-new flyswatter, which sits up on top of the box that holds our trash can, and when did she get so tall?

Anyway, apparently the flyswatter was the most intriguing item she had seen in a good long while, because she carried it around for a good half-hour while I was cleaning up after dinner. She sat on the kitchen floor and whacked it against the floor, then she crawled over to the dining room chairs and whacked on them for awhile. Then, she found this facinating plastic box of clothes to smack around.

These are her latest round of hand-me-downs...all in 9-12 or 12 month sizes. (Did I mention the tallness?) We had just brought them home to be sorted and put away, but in the meantime the box set up camp on the dining room floor and became the object of Olivia's attention for a good long while.

Olivia finally started to get bored with these new "toys" and came over to hang onto my legs and beg to be picked up, but I wasn't finished cleaning yet. So I opened the box of clothes, thinking she would be occupied with emptying the clothes onto the floor for at least enough time to let me finish what I was doing.

A few minutes later I peeked around the bar to find this:

She is getting much bolder with her climbing. Sheesh.

We're leaving on vacation tomorrow, so I won't be posting for awhile. I have a general rule on vacation that I avoid computers as much as humanly possible. It helps me focus on just being present to the family (did I mention that this is a vacation with my entire family?). But I'm sure I will have tons of cute photos and silly stories to share about Olivia and her cousins when we return. Happy August!


Jen said...

My dog has always been fascinated with our flyswatter too. Perhaps it is an incredibly exciting plaything and as grown-ups, we are just too stupid to see that.

Have a great trip!

katd said...

I love the picture of her in the bin. What a funny girl:)
You guys have a great trip; be sure to report back asap! I need to live vicariously through your vacation:)

Lizzie said...

Those photos are priceless, it's like she's waiting for you to react. Have a good vaca and travel safely!