Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Anything you can do ...

Alysse is off. Walking, that is.

For the last week or so, she's been making it significant distances with her chubby little legs toddling along. Trouble comes for her when she approaches an object on the floor, as she pays no attention to what's lying ahead and therefore proceeds full-steam ahead before tripping and falling.

Music also poses a distraction and set-back in her walking attempts as she tries to dance to the music while walking. Not something she's yet got the experience under her belt to attempt. But, she's doing it.

In addition to her new walking skill, she's added several other tidbits to her repertoire. She can balance a sippy cup behind her on the chair while eating (see photo below, which is all of her own doing), she can hold a telephone to her ear to listen and talk, and she tries her darnedest to put hats and headbands on her head.

It's amazing to watch her from one day to the next taking in what Alena and Alivia do with everyday objects and trying to do the same things herself. Through watching their play she's learned the use and purpose of many things and does her best to mimic the older girls. Her reactions to successes clearly show that she knows when she's "got it."

She knows when she's being ornery, when she's being silly and when she's being grown up. Regardless of her intentions, she's an absolute delight to take in. So smiley, so sweet.

This little one is a trip ... I can't wait to see where she takes us.

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