Sunday, November 23, 2008

Playing with new toys

Since day one, Sara Beth has not wanted to miss out on the action.  Whenever we ate supper, she would sit in her swing and look forlornly at the dinner table pining for the day when she too could join in the meal and merry making.  Well, it wasn't really like that, but she did start to fuss rather quickly and wanted to sit with us.  So we took down her high chair and strapped it down so now she can join us.  The doctor has told us that we should probably wait until she is four months old before beginning to give her solid food, so in order to distract her while we eat, we got a toy down for her to play with.  At first we gave her a rattle.  That quickly degenerated into a game of "Lets fling it off the side and see how quickly Mom or Dad puts it back".  It got old quick, so we moved to a toy that had a rubber suction cup on the bottom of it, so it would stay afixed to her tray.  However, in the contest of strength between Sara Beth and the suction cup, Sara Beth wins.  Note how I am still having to hold it down in this picture.  

Every weekend is more fun then the previous one.  This weekend, we danced to the entire 1812 Overture when it was played on the radio.  I did most of the dancing, but she did wiggle with the rhythm for some parts.  I can't wait to take her to the symphony.

We also laid down on the floor together and she used her hands to learn about different facial features.  She is rather good at finding my nose.

After a long weekend we gave her a bath and got her ready for bed.  For a while, Sara Beth was not interested in me reading to her right before her night time meal, but she now seems to have reverted to her more snuggly ways.  We read about 6 pages before she decided to call it quits and asked for her meal.  I have noticed that I have to hold the book further away from us then before.  If not, I find that Sara Beth wants to help turn the pages, but she hasn't figured out when to turn them, or even that pages should be turned from right to left.  Perhaps next week.


Jenn said...

Oh, she is just so adorable!!! You got lucky with this one guys!

Anonymous said...

What a cutie pie!