Monday, October 5, 2009


Sara Beth got to watch TV for the first time this weekend.  We sat down as a family to eat some pizza and watch the football game.  Sara Beth was entranced and kept repeating "football" as I explained how the game worked.  After 5 minutes, she did get bored and started climbing around the couch cushions, but we all had a great time.  The next day, while I was at work, Sara Beth ran up to the TV, looked at Heather, and said "football."  When Heather said that it wouldn't come on again until next week, Sara Beth then ran to the front door and declared that she wanted to go outside instead.

Sara Beth is becoming proficient in playing with the toys that require dexterity and shape recognition.  She can now take the square  shape out of her cookie jar toy and place it in the square hole in the side of the toy.  She will also pick out a plywood puzzle and remove and then regularly replace the pieces in it.

Even though she has begun to form these new skills, it doesn't mean she has lost her old habits.  As you can see in the below picture, she will still pull all the toys and books out of their proper bins on a regular basis.  And she generally has a surprised look on her face when I catch her in the act. 

Baby clothes do not come with enough pockets.  At least that is what I have decided after watching Sara Beth come up with inventive ways to carry all her items around the house.  In the below picture, the cart with a doll is being pushed with one hand, while she carries a second doll in the other hand.  This leaves no empty hands to carry her "lovie" blanket.  She has to resort to tucking the blanket under her chin since her pants do not have any effective pockets.

Sara Beth is taking her bed time rituals to heart.  Tonight, we wore her completely out.  Half an hour before her regular bed time, she came out of her room and walked to Heather caring her "lovie" blanket and her bed time story.  After listening to the bed time story, Sara Beth brushed her own teeth and went to bed.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

I love how she so neatly fits in the sink!