Monday, November 22, 2010

Tear Down That....Gate!

For a time I have referred to our house as 'gate city'. We have baby gates all over the place. Some for the babies, some for the dogs.

We had gates to keep everyone in the living room and to close off the upstairs. For a time we even had some to hold to the dogs in the kitchen so they didn't bombard people coming in the front door.

I guess now that the kids are a tad older, and I've pretty much given up hope on the dogs being obedient, they have been rendered mostly useless. Tessa knows how to unlock all of them and Charley can be trusted more and more with all areas of the house. He's even pretty good on the stairs.

So, it's time to open up some space. This particular gate has been there since Tessa was about 10 months old (aka started crawling).

Everything in the house is mostly toddler proofed at this point. And there's also something to be said for house-proofing the toddler too.

Look at how big the door is! I'm telling you it is weird weird weird to see them all down. Also very nice, because at this point the kids were just slamming their fingers in them and stuff. Now they are free to roam. The end of an era.

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