So Chalyse has been making strides in mobility lately, much to our amusement. She keeps us on our toes. She has been trying to crawl for about a month, and this last week she finally figured it out. It's fun to watch her struggle across the floor. She has always sat with her left leg extended, and so it is more natural for her to crawl the same way, I guess. It looks like she has a cast on her leg. It's pretty cute. The day that she figured it out, she also learned how to clap rather than just hitting her fingers together and clasping her hands in front of her. I guess she had a lot of examples of how it's done with us encouraging her.
A couple of days before she figured out how to crawl, Camille and I put her down to go to bed, and she sat there and talked and made noise for a while as we watched a movie in the other room. She suddenly went silent, and we knew that she was up to something. When I went in to check on her, she was standing up, supporting herself on her headboard. She had climbed up the bars of her crib and scooted along the edge to the back. She turned to look at me with a look on her face as if to say, "Hey Dad. I'm not doing anything." She lost her grip at that point and bumped her head on the bars of her crib.