Gone are the days when I can put her on a nice blanket on the floor and expect her to be there for more than 10 seconds. The vacuum and I are seeing a lot of each other lately and will be for a while. Now my eyes are tuned in to every little stray thing (and oh, there are so many stray things with 4 other kids) that is on the floor. It is so comical that babies can only scoot backward at first. They just want the thing that is in front of them...they try and try and only get farther and farther away from it. It seems so frustrating. Eleanor tried and tried to get that book on the floor and only succeeded in getting herself farther and farther under the bed. Estella and Alexander thought this was so funny!