Stephen’s parents came out for a long visit at the end of last month. Maria was delighted to have a chance to sing the happy birthday song and have candles on Grandma’s cake (I said something to Stephen this morning about Maria’s upcoming birthday, and her eyes lit up – she loves cake and music!), and practiced lots of independence from Mama (alternately with realizing she’s not ready to be fully independent yet and being clingy) and did her best to wear Grandpa and Grandma out. I had to snap this shot because I love how it shows all the things they were doing together before naps became necessary.
And she discovered the delights of splashing with her feet, oh joy! [For those of you who receive this in email, you may have to go to the blog to watch this and the other video.]
Including this. It didn’t really scare me until she got closer to the top later…by then I wasn’t taking video anymore.
And we hit 17 weeks today! Starting to find it a bit harder to squeeze through tight spots. Maria thought she was being clever and that no one noticed she was carrying around our vitamins in her fists…