Sunday, May 27, 2012

Learning to Play

We recently returned from a trip to Indiana, and aside from being a great time to hang out with family, it was also a time of great development for baby Claire. During this week, in which she turned four months old, Claire became very interested in playing with toys. She had started to show some interest before, but everything we had for her to play with at home was just a little too heavy or large for little baby hands.

Her first big burst of interest was when we sat her in her cousin's Kick and Play. It's like a saucer bouncy seat, but with toys dangling above and sensors below her feet. She loved batting at the colorful toys and hearing the noises the seat made as her feet hit the sensors. While she swatted at the toys a lot, she seemed even more interested in kicking everything, including the hanging toys. This little lady has definitely found her toes in a big way. I now have to fight them out of her hands during diaper changes!

Jeff was especially inspired by her new found interest in toys and bought her several light weight ones while we were out and about (you definitely know you're a parent when you go to the mall to buy grown up shoes and only come back with items for the baby). She's particularly in love with the green ball he found for her in Nashville Indiana. Its delicate enough that she can get her little fingers gripped around it and its full of rattles. She gets frustrated at it sometimes though because she hasn't figured out how to get a giant round ball in her mouth. I'm sure she'll figure it out in time.

I'm really excited that this development happened during a week when Jeffry was off of work. Being a SAHM, I get to see all her little changes in person, and it was a real treat for him to get to do the same.

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