the other day, i thought i heard some banging around in the nursery.  then, when i went to get arden after her nap, this is what i saw:

i guess i should have expected this.  after all, one of the words we’ve repeated to arden the most is ‘art.’  since she drinks her milk in our bed right underneath a big framed piece, she  often points to it, and we always say, ‘that’s ART.’  so now, she points to wall-hung pieces on her own and says with confidence, ‘OTT!’  soon, we will start hitting the gallery circuit in town to admire more art, but only after we work a bit more on the ‘look, but don’t touch’ policy.