Elizabeth is now pulling herself to standing! Little stinker. Didn’t she just learn to crawl?! She gets on her knees constantly, holds onto something nearby and then hoists her bottom into the air while straightening her legs (it looks a lot like yoga, lol) and stands!
I’ve yet to get a good photo of her standing because I’m so nervous about her falling that I’m right there next to her spotting her (good mommy award, right?) But yesterday, she crawled over to her bookshelves and grabbed the second one up, and pulled herself up and sort of slipped, bumping her eyebrow and forehead (bad mommy, no j/k). :( Poor thing, she was quite sad about it. You can see the swelling and tiny cut in this pic, which I took long after she’d recovered (good mommy again, lol).
Anyway, she is extremely mobile now and getting into everything. I love it but it’s come faster than expected. She may be walking much earlier than her first birthday, which would be surprising because all three of her siblings were twelve months when they began walking. Or, maybe she’ll just crawl and stand for another 3½ months, who knows?
So, I was reading a book on frugality the other day and the author was talking about switching to different reusable things (most of which I was happy to see that we are already doing!) when coffee filters caught my eye. Why has it never occurred to me that we could use a cloth filter in the coffee maker?! So, I went on Etsy and looked at homemade options. But, after browsing, I’ve decided to make a few myself because they are SO simple! With a paper filter as my template, I’m going to make one. :) A post on my DIY success/failure with it to come!
As a closing thought, here is my refrigerator and proof that I did not go shopping this week and that, really, I should have because we have virtually nothing to work with. :P We don’t even have bread, and I’m getting tired of tortillas!