Monday, November 09, 2009

Escape Artist

So early Sunday morning, around 6:30, Mackenzie started crying. And crying. And yelling Mommy. She really wanted out of her crib. But that was way too early for her to be up. We had nursery duty at church so it was going to be a long morning and she'd be napping late so she needed her sleep. About 45 minutes in to it, she got quiet. I fell back asleep thinking she had too.

Then around 7:30 she started yelling for me again. And this time it was louder. Strange. So I got up and went to her door and discovered just why she was so much louder - because she was out of her crib and shouting for me at her door! I opened it and there she was. Happy to see me and very excited to be out of her crib. I started laughing and brought her in to our room and as I sat her on the bed I noticed something and said, "Michael! She has her shoes on!" And she did. She had her brown shoes on, velcroed and on the right feet at that. It was hysterical.

All day I was hoping it was a one-time thing but knowing there was no chance she was going to stay in bed last night. Sure enough, before too long we heard a small thump and then her at the door saying, "Mommy, let me out!" We went upstairs and put her back in her crib so she could show us just how she gets out. Oh my, she was fast! Up and over just like that. So I got my camera and she was kind enough to show us once again how she did it.

Crib Climber from Erin Sweeney on Vimeo.


Of course, this meant she wasn't staying in bed. She was up with me until 11:30 last night and slept until I woke her up at 9:45 this morning. Looks like she needs a bed. This is going to be awesome. I remember just how fun it was with Emma, putting her back in bed over and over and over...

9 comments:

Lisa B. said...

too funny, erin. hopefully it won't affect the sleep routine for too long!!!

Missy said...

oh no!!!! Good luck!

Marie said...

hahahahaha...actually, not really that funny. so glad i watched this when charlie isn't around! and so glad that you told me about this because it made me realize that your feed isn't updating for my bloglines! i was wondering why you weren't blogging!!

Rebekah said...

haha!! yay for a video! :) love seeing & hearing you guys. and little mac...oh my goodness! she is a little daredevil. lol.

Neighbor Beth said...

Mike told me about this when he picked up the girls! Oh my! I thought it was funnier that he said he fixed the crib so she could climb back in! LOL. So cute.

rachel mm said...

oh no! and you caught it on video!so funny that she put her shoes on - she was ready to go!

Renee said...

ok that cracks me up!!! she is too cute!! glad we talked today.. sorry i was a bit distracted- but the crazy tag grabbing baby was pulling all kinds of things off the racks!

Stacy said...

Emma's picture is great. Way better than any school pictures my kiddos have ever taken. We have to do retakes every. single. year. Seriously!

Woohoo for scrapbooking Wednesday! Can't wait to see your album.

Missy said...

We're back again! Maya keeps requesting to watch this video over and over!