1.25.2011

monkey...

blake is keeping me especially busy lately with his monkey imitations...he is a CLIMBER! ethan climbed on ONE thing i think ever and then never again. avery climbed a little more than ethan but blake takes the cake. man! the boy is inventive and quick! if he wants to be gone in 2 seconds he will be. add to the fact that now he can walk and reach to get up on more things....well just take a look at some of the places he's been rescued from...
this blue bench was originally put across the stairs to stop him from going up the stairs. for a few weeks it worked beautifully until he learned to climb up on the bench. and now he goes from bench to stairs quite easily.
very precarious perch there on the stool of avery's art easel. i caught him right before he was going to fall down...
blake loves to "help" with the dishes, and he figures this is the best way to do that.

he does this almost everyday...i also found him on our big black table the other day...it only takes a minute and an available chair...

this was a personal favorite of mine...while i was making dinner one day and he was pulling out pots and strainers and tupperware...he got in the cupboard! so funny. i let him try to get himself out...but he needed help...

he also enjoys (not pictured) climbing up on avery's bed and trying to pull down pictures etc. that are near her bed, getting on the stool in the bathroom, on the futon in the front room and don't get started on the stairs! i have to go up and down the stairs with him many times a day. he gets up okay by himself but coming back down still makes me nervous...so i supervise. what a fun stage, no actual sarcasm, i really love this stage he's in, it just wears me out! but he is so stinking cute (in my opinion) it's hard to be irritated for long!

4 comments:

Audrey said...

I was getting exhausted watching you go after him for just a couple of hours at Barro's. I hope I don't ever have to get my exercise this way. He sure is cute though.

rachel said...

I love when they get in the cabinets! You got a great pic of it. Spiderman for halloween?? He is taking on his own little look, for the longest time I thought he looked totally like ethan.

Stephanie Shumway (and family) said...

holy crud he looks so much like Ethan in the dishwasher pic!! This is why they created kid leashes, BTW! Matthew was just like that- I remember taking him to the zoo for the first time. stress!!! Hang in there!!

peachytiffers said...

He's like our Luke. We've always called him our Houdini because he can get into and out of whatever he wants to. It's been a real challenge.