Since Virginia is so mobile (in her own hodge podge way of cruising, crawling and hermit crab-style scooting) it’s fun to play games with her like “Follow that baby!” which involves me holding a huge mirror while walking backwards as she tries to “meet the baby.” When she gets close I move the mirror to the side or behind her so she has to do a 180 and follow the baby in another direction. We did that for about 20 minutes last night and V never seemed to get frustrated by it.
Ohhhhh and then I held some 3D glasses on her and encouraged her to stare at the dining room lamp. Her mind was a little bit blown by that. Then we played with some socks and I repeated draped a blanket over my head and let her pull it away. We followed that up by opening some boxes in the kitchen and inspecting their contents. (Sprout baby food. Check it out! It’s totally the BEST!) Then it was time to see what fun could be had on the couch. We played a fine, noisy round of ‘baby mimicry’ and then it was time for dinner. Sweet peas and green beans, followed by a dessert of roasted banana and mango atop oatmeal. (A far cry from my lame dinner of 5 overcooked vegetarian “sausage links” and a yogurt)
Finally Daddy came home and played with the young nug while I attacked the floors, Irish washer-woman style with Murphy’s oil soap. Daddy got her into her new pjs (‘Ginny Jams’ as they are known around the house — and the ONLY time we refer to Virginia as Ginny, fyi) and soon it was time for her snooze bottle. She was blissfully asleep in time for LOST but must have a new crop of teeth making their way to the surface because she woke up pretty crabby at 12:44, and again at 6-something.
But! She has mastered 2 new skills!! She clapped on Sunday and waved goodbye yesterday! I will need to document both of these feats, videographically…