Now that Easton is 5 months old he loves to play! He is learning to use his hands and his coordination is quite entertaining to watch. He often looks at his own hands as he opens and closes them, scratches at things and tries to shove his entire fist into his mouth- Delicious!
For Christmas he got loaded up with new toys. I thought, "how cute" and bought and assembled a special shelf for his room to display the toys on (true Carly fashion right there!). What I didn't take into account is that lugging the toys from the "cute shelf" out to the living room every five minutes is super annoying. Thus the toy takeover has begun!
Next, I was able to get rid of the swing but swapped it for a bouncy seat. Then Easton grew into his walker toy, so that gets parked next to the bouncy seat, across from the fireplace toybox. Then we moved his pack and play into the living room which is squeezed next to the tv, next to the bouncy seat. Did I mention he also has a little baby playmat jungle gym too?! Ahhhh!
Every night I have to do an entire sweep of the house to help with the toy takeover. Clear the coffee table of bottles, pacifiers, a bib or two, check the cushions, push the walker and bouncer back to it's corner parking lot and shove the basket of clean baby laundry to it's hiding spot next to the couch. AND of course put all of the doggie toys away. They love the "Baby Stuff" (see pic below!)
Funny thing is- though I miss my "aspiring pottery barn" style living room I can't imagine it any other way than littered with Easton stuff. I mean look at him?! Hugging his little moose toy- god he is so cute! I'm sure in 20 years when I get my living room back, I'll be wishing it was still covered in his baby things :-)