Monday, June 15, 2009

Steps, Books, and Citars

Bennett's walking is getting so much better. I really don't know what to make of her. I have been talking to a lot of friends lately and nearly all of them tell me that one day their kid just got it and walked. Bennett has been "walking" for 2 months now. She can make it across a room, she can walk from people to a piece of furniture, but she refuses to just take off and do it. Anyway, last night we were practicing and Rob got these great shots in a row.

Getting to Mommy. I think I can, I think I can.....

Almost to Mommy.... keep going.....I see her hands.....

I made it! Look at the look of delight on her face. Okay, and mine.

She also LOVES books. If you sit on the floor she will drag a book to your lap every time and say, "Book," which is her way of demanding a story. And as the following pictures show, you don't even have to be there. She will sit by herself for and just "read." In her case, that means flipping pages and babbling, but she loves it.

Last night we had some strong storms in Kansas. Around 4:30am I heard her talking in her crib. She wasn't crying, but she was talking loudly. I thought that she might be scared of the storms, so I went in to check on her. I really wish that I had my camera. She was laying on her back with her feet up in the air, reading a book. It was pitch black in her room, so I have no idea how she found the book or what she was reading, but I guess she needed to know what was going to happen on that next page.

And finally, I will try to post video of this, but "Roll Tide" comes out as citar. I was not aware that B had any exposure to this Hindu stringed instrument, but I guess that she has. I have a 'Bama cap that I wear all the time and Bennett loves Mommy's "Ha." She will take it off of my head, put it on hers and yell, "Ha." (The "t" won't quite come out.) So Rob and I tell her to say "Roll Tide" every time she puts on the hat. And every time she yells, "CITAR!" Hmmmmmmm..... Maybe the Crimson Tide should introduce this instrument to the million dollar marching band. Bennett would be thrilled.


Brittny said...

if it makes you feel any better, both of my kids were more like bennett. they both could "walk" for a few months before they would just do it already. so, i would say that soon she'll be up and at it.

Carmen & Eddie said...

Those are some great pics Rob caught of the action. Specialy like the moment she gets to Mommy!!! Yeah to the love of books!!! Once she finds her legs, watch out world!!!