Jeff just called me at work. He said Carson was whiny this morning. Know why? He wanted to go outside. So he sat on the floor, in front of the patio door and cried. Jeff had just sat down to eat his breakfast so he convinced Carson to play with his trucks, and when Jeff was done they would go outside. Apparently that helped.
So - this weekend we have to see if one of our babygates works to block the stairs going down from the deck. We only had babygates up in our house for maybe 3 months, and that was about 8 months ago. He's really good around stairs, but outside for some reason he seems to think he can walk down the stairs.
I can't wait for him to be able to go play on the deck while I'm in the kitchen making dinner or when Jeff's eating breakfast. Yesterday he was outside at the park for 3+ hours (at 3 different times...) and it still wasn't enough.
Oh well, it's our own fault, we have passed along our genes of loving the outdoors.