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So, chicken pox = home all week. Although Callie and I are feeling a bit stir crazy, we have found many new games and toys to keep us entertained. She has had some rough nights but overall is doing MUCH better than you would expect an 8 month old to be doing. I take back my previous statement that Callie's chicken pox are mild - they now are ALL over her body (the only place they aren't is her arms). Much of our days are spent chasing each other around the house and playing peek-a-boo around a corner (which she finds hilarious) but here's some other creative things we got into:

It's very difficult to see in this picture, but she does have chicken pox EVERYWHERE! This is by far her favorite place to stand (the bathtub - although she also really likes to let go when she's standing here - which she is totally not ready to do)

She has learned how to take ALL her toys out of her toy container....then mom thought it would be fun to put her in it....she loved it!

Standing in her box - and yes, it does tip over when you stand in it :-)

She figured out how to open a few of the cupboards in the kitchen, then proceeded to take all the Tupperware lids out and taste them.

She also figured out how to take EVERY book off her toy shelf, including the ones on the top shelves (didn't get a picture of that). After she wiped all her books out, she then crawled to mom and dad's bookshelf and started pulling those books out too. By far, her favorite book is called "peek-a-boo".

Because of all the chicken pox, after a bath, I can't rub her dry. Here's what her hair looks like when you let it dry naturally (I know, I know, there's not much hair there! - which then makes the mohawk even better).

We have been working on waving and she has really gotten the hang of it!

She can pull herself up on anything - I tried to get her to wave while she was standing (which she can do) but she didn't buy into it.

She also has been taking pretty good naps because she is sick. It has let me make some new food for her, which she is loving. By far, her new favorite is chicken, sweet potatoes, and apples. She also likes carrots, potatoes, and parsnips. Next to try is chicken, carrots, leeks, and peas.


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