The bean is officially mobile. In fact, putting her down on the ground ensures that she will be in, on, under and chewing on whatever is within a 10 foot radius within 6.5 seconds. She's surprisingly quick. We began the babyproofing process this morning by wrapping a strap around the freestanding gas fireplace we have in the basement to lockdown the access panel. Because despite all the other stuff, she is irresistibly drawn to that one thing which is, of course, the most lethal thing in the room. That hasn't kept us from using it as a changing table for the last 7 months (classy, eh?). Not while it was lit, at least, but still.
Any kid could put the rings ON the toy, but only mine can take them off with such finesse. That thing is actually kind of creepy. It starts talking/singing at completely random intervals. We'll play with it for a little bit and then leave it to do something else and five minutes later it will say HELLO! completely out of the blue. I think it's haunted.