Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Sitting Pretty

We had a little instruction on how to use Photoshop (and by we I mean Brent because it was all over my head) and this is the project that he and Uncle Kim put together.

Oh, she just adorable. She has recovered well from her bout of pneumonia. She is back to her old self and is continuing to learn new tricks every day. Just before she got sick she was starting to get the hang of "uh-oh" but while she was sick she hardly said anything and didn't do much either. But, just the other day she dropped something out of her stroller and looked at me, "Uh-oh!" She said that all on her own! I didn't even have to remind her of the word or concept. She's a smart little cookie.

Other things that Sam does well for her age: she pretends well. She's handed me toys that didn't exist and pretended to grab a wipe and then pretend blew her nose on it. Another thing is putting coins in her toy piggy bank. She can twist her hand just right so they fit in there. She loves praise when she does something she's proud of. So one night our friends were over and she tried to get the coin in. She was so excited to show off that she didn't quite get the coin in. When she looked for her praise our friend pointed out that the coin wasn't in yet. Sam looked at it, picked up the coin, made a feeble attempt at getting it in the slot, tossed it slyly out of view and then looked at my friend for praise. She clapped her hands and was so pleased with herself. She's a joker, but she also likes to get praise. That's a good insight into her personality. I'm storing that piece of information for later as I'm sure it will come into play again and again.

She's starting to get on her feet, but she hasn't mastered balance yet and hasn't even attempted to stand on her own. But, she's showing all the signs of figuring it out. We went to the library the other day and she sat mesmerized by all the children running and walking around the library. Whenever one of them was particularly quick or bouncy in the movements Sam would squeal with joy and cap her hands. She even made a friend! A little girl about twice her age walked over to her and they stared at each other for several long, would-be awkward but strangely not minutes. They liked the look of each other, but they weren't sure what to do about it.

She has figured out how to play with the boys during Sunday School. I guess that they sit at the back of the room and let the three of them crawl around each other and share their toys. They are all pretty good at offering a toy and then refusing to let go of it! Sam's the queen of that trick. I wouldn't know personally since I'm in Primary with my 6-year-old class of adorable girls.

1 comment:

Ilene said...

that is such a cute and funny picture! i want to do stuff like that with my baby boy, when he finally comes in october!