Tuesday, May 22, 2007

A New Generation of Spider Man

So, this week I thought I'd share some of my observations on babies and the amazing things they do. Most of the time their movements seem erratic and uncontrolled; however, they get what they want and can put it where they want it to go. I call this the Spider-man-finger phenomenon. When Sam first started reaching for objects I would watch her fingers touch the most unlikely part of the object and then they next thing I knew, the object was in the air on its way to her mouth! I thought, Man, even if I tried to pick it up that way, I would never be able to hold on to it. Since her first forays into picking up objects she has continued to amaze me. She is better at grabbing things and manipulating them in her hands, but there are still moments when she reaches for an odd shaped toy and can pick it up with amazing dexterity. How do they do that? I really think babies have little spikes on the ends of their fingers like Spider man and can grip anything with just the touch of a finger.

3 comments:

Ann said...

Brent and Sam are so cute! Sam is getting so big, I can't wait to see her (and you two)! And you're right, babies do have this uncanny ability to latch onto things.

Greg, Ilene & Bean said...

I think it's because they drool all over their hands so much...it's a sticky spit phenomenon.

Deborah said...

I'm sure Sam is way more interesting than Spiderman 3. [I didn't really get excited about the movie.] I love the pictures and being able to keep up with your busy life through this blog. As always, you are amazing.