This week Amanda has been practicing her walking. She started out taking about six steps at a time and she's adding more steps everyday. Obviously, she falls down often, but it doesn't seem to bother her. She just gets right back up and tries again.
Keeping toddlers safe and busy while helping older children with school can be a challenge. Last week, Amanda did well when we pulled her play pen close to the table and filled it with special toys. When she gets older, we'll give her beans and measuring spoons to play with in the pen. However, nap time will always be the most productive school time.