Ephraim doesn't usually take his naps on the floor! He was happily playing and suddenly he was asleep. The girls were having a puppet show. After they quit Ephraim decided to have a puppet show of his own. He's turned into such a copycat!
Ephraim had two milestones today. He's been taking a few steps, but today things just really clicked. He can walk the length of the room now, looking like either Frankenstein's monster or a drunken sailor. Also, he's been waving a little and saying, "bye bye" when we prompted him (a lot), but today he did it for the first time on his own. We went to the store this morning to buy a rug for the playroom, and when we were leaving Ephraim said, "bye bye" very clearly without being asked.
I'm a work-at-home mom of thirteen children ranging in age from twenty-six years old to five months old. Eight are home grown and five were adopted internationally (Russia, Guatemala, Vietnam and Ethiopia). We live on an 85-acre farm, and we have home schooled since 1986. My husband is a family physician in solo practice. I manage his practice and file the insurance claims.