And then there was the more sedate merry-go-round.
And the thrill of the small indoor playground equipment.
And a shot of Maria just because she's so darned cute. This one is not too far behind big sis in the independence area, either. Except her phrase is "I do it!" She loves to be tickled, but then will say in the cutest way ever, " 'top it!" (aka 'stop it'). And then she'll giggle some more anyway and get you to do it again. Her latest independent streak is wanting to climb into the car seat by herself, and no, it does NOT matter if you are in a hurry. My lack of time in no way hinders her insistence that she climb up herself. So if I try to put her in her seat anyway, watch out! Have you ever tried to strap in a wiggling monkey? Impossible.