Adelie and Staley's World

Adelie and Staley's World

Friday, March 9, 2012

Down and Up

Down and up.  Just the name of the game makes it sound so fun!  Down and up.  The rules are simple and there are no limits to the number of people who can play.  Down and up.  Staley invented this game, and she'd be so pleased if other people got the same enjoyment out of it.  Down and up.

Staley is becoming a walker.  Yes, she took her first independent steps almost a month ago, but it has really been in the past few days that she has begun walking more than crawling.  I'd say she has a 75% walking percentage now.  Until a few days ago, Staley would walk until she fell and then crawl the remaining distance to her desired location.  Then 'down and up' was born.  Staley began practicing squatting down and then standing back up.  Down and up.  She would take a few steps, squat down, stand back up, squat down, stand back up (smiling the entire time because 'down and up' is so fun) and then take a few more steps.  This evolved and today (for the first time) she fell down and then stood back up in the middle of the room all by herself.  Down and up.  What a great game for my big girl!!  And what a fun 'first' to add to Staley's ever-growing list.

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