James has proven to us time and time again that he is one smart little boy. Today he decided to show me once again, just how smart he can be.
He really likes to play with the fireplace. Only problem is it's very dirty, and it always turns his hands, feet, and clothes all black with soot. So, for lack of a better idea, we've been laying his stroller down in front of the fireplace covered in a quilt (because he also likes to play with the dirty stroller wheels). This has effectively kept James away from the fireplace...until today.
I looked up from my magazine and James was pulling himself up onto his knees next to the stroller. I went for the camera. By the time I got back, he was on his feet:
The silly boy didn't stop there. Oh no. He was on a mission! Here's what happened next:
Success! (For him anyway...now we need another method of keeping him away from the fireplace. Any brilliant ideas?)
I'm a little worried about what we're in for as James starts getting bigger and perfecting his climbing skills! I think we might just have to spend this weekend baby-proofing areas of the apartment outside of the living room. Wish us luck! ;)