Friday, July 25, 2014

Our Little Girls

These pictures are just random snapshots from over the last month or so:

One day, our imaginative little Selah got my iced tea maker out of the cupboard and started dragging it around by the cord calling it a doggie! When she took a break to watch a little TV, she tied his leash to the table so he wouldn't get away.
My Facebook caption for this picture: "Okay, so maybe my poor, lonely, home-schooled children DO need more socialization. Selah is pretending that the iced tea maker is her pet doggie, and "He wants to watch 'Garfield'.""

It doesn't take much parenting experience to know that the more often you hear, "I'm not tired," the more likely this is to happen:

It's hard to tell in this picture, but Lauryn has started "conducting" whenever she hears music playing. It's adorable how animated she gets as she bounces and waves her hands to the music. Kaity took this picture while we were driving down the road one day.

On June 28th, little Lauryn took her first steps! She walked over to the bookshelf - a portent of things to come? She IS a Pittard, after all! Speaking of which, the other day she did something brilliant and I smugly commented, "She gets that from the Ralston side." Unbeknownst to me, from behind my back she started flopping her head around and acting goofy. Jeff nodded his head at her and drily remarked, "Does she get that from the Ralston side, too?" Yes, yes she does.

And I just love this smooshy-faced picture! She and Daddy were listening to classical music at bedtime and this happened:

One last thing - the brilliant thing she did the other day was this: At supper I was tossing bits of food onto Lauryn's tray for her to feed herself. There were a couple of pieces she couldn't reach so she hit her hand on the tray in order to bounce the food to within her reach! It was truly brilliant. I deliberately put more pieces at the edge of the tray and she did it again! I have already contacted MIT and they've advised me to wait until she finishes Kindergarten before beginning the enrollment process.

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