Wow, I had forgotten what a busy age 9 months is! Jonathan is now crawling, pulling himself up to standing, and CLIMBING THE STAIRS! EEK! I’ve been busy looking for ways to entertain him – especially things that keep him busy in the kitchen while I’m cooking so that he is not exploring the dog’s water dish. We had some ping pong balls out after making our ping pong ball shooters the other day, so I put them in a container for some instant fun!
The balls make an interesting sound when baby turns the container around! I don’t know if they make ping pong balls in different colors, but a little more visual contrast would have made this even better.
Other things Jonathan likes to do in the kitchen:
- Bounce a raquet ball on the tile floor and then crawl after it (this is a new game he invented – so cute!)
- Play with a cooking spoon
- Play with the whisk
- Sit in his high chair with a few toys on the tray
- Before he could crawl, he would stay happy for a long time sitting in the laundry basket with a few toys or a spoon! Something about being in that basket was so fun. Now he can just tip it over.
Soon enough he’ll be walking and then he’ll be into new and different things! I’m trying to savor this stage, as busy as it is!