Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Baby Hurricane

Eliza is 13 months old today and I can hardly believe how much she has changed over the past month. She is walking everywhere, has more hair, constantly chats words of nonsense, and enjoys exploring everything in our house. She even runs and tries to jump. Eliza is the cutest thing on two feet, however, she is also the smallest terror known to man (or just Nathan and me).

I just want to list a few things she did today:

- Pulled my makeup bag down from a shelf I thought was out of her reach, where she then proceeded to crack the container of my Bare Minerals face powder and pour it all over herself and the bathroom floor. She also licked the powder and attempted to eat it.
- Shredded a pair of headphones with her teeth and tried to eat one of the earbuds.
- Attempted to fling herself into the bathtub ( luckily, I caught her before she tumbled in head first)
- Turned the television off every time I tried to watch anything (even Yo Gabba Gabba!)
- Attempted to spray hair spray into her mouth
- Attempted to spray air freshener into her mouth
- Tried to put a plastic bag over her head

And of course, she made sure every toy was out on the carpet or under the couch, every piece of Tupperware was in the middle of the kitchen, and that every DVD was off the shelf in the middle of the living room.

I know, I know. You are thinking: "How does she have access to these things and where are you!?" Well, she is fast! And she can open anything! I can be two steps behind and she will be into something new as I am cleaning another disaster area. Also, I had to work from home today, which did not make things easier.

We really need to get those baby proof cabinet devices. I don't even know what they are called, but we need them. I can't be upset with Eliza too much because she is a baby and our house is so much fun to destroy. However, it is somewhat nerve wracking to discover your toddler eating makeup and chewing on headphones. Goodness.

Working from home with a toddler is much harder than working at home with an infant. Regardless of how destroyed my home is at the end of the day, I am ultimately very grateful I am able to be with my daughter for the majority of the day.


  1. I wish I could see this terror of a baby girl. I miss you guys so much! Hopefully, we'll get to see each other soon.

  2. At least bare minerals is natural, right?! ;) Good luck! Thanks for the reminder that my days of having a basically immobile child are numbered...

  3. What an absolutely crazy day! I'm amazed that you can have a sense of humor about it. And, yes, this really makes me appreciate what I have right now!

  4. Wow, she is so busy! I am impressed with her list of accomplishments for just one day!

  5. Haha! Fun times! Yes, the cabinet locks are a life saver. :o)


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