I should know by now that making assumptions is foolish, but when I saw the sign on the Creepers Room door at daycare that said "Crawling Contest This Friday," I assumed it was for the children in Creepers. Well, it was, but they also had another race for the ones in AJ's class. I am so sorry that I missed it - if I had known, I would have found a way to get there. I am certain that it was the cutest thing ever.
Also, if I had known, I may have coached AJ to go faster. As it was, she won 3rd place in the crawling contest. She came in behind Drew, who is 11 months old, and Sipsey, who is 13 months old. None of my family members who have seen Anna June crawl can believe that she wasn't the fastest. She got a little plastic trophy with a masking tape 3 on it.
But, I guess it is ok. AJ is walking better and further every day. She took 5 steps at daycare, then took several more at her Nana's house where we stopped in to take advantage of their farmer's market finds, as well as for AJ to eat some more mashed potatoes. We are glad she did. That did the trick. She slept through the night! The rest of us did not sleep the whole night, though. Radar started barking and our neighbor's car alarm was going off at 2:30 am. And we probably won't get a whole night tonight, since she's on her second long nap of the day. I hope this signals a growth spurt and not an illness.
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