Dispatches from Babyville

Holy crap, we have a baby!

And some more new skills! February 14, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — My Athletic Life @ 7:44 pm

This kid is learning and developing so quickly these days. Just today, River figured out how to point. She’s already pointing to things she wants so we’ll get them for her. I’m so excited about all the new communication that will be possible!

After learning to suck liquid out of her sippy cup earlier this week, she has now expanded that skill set to include sucking water out of my water bottle. This is more impressive than it probably sounds, since she has to bite on the mouthpiece and then suck at the same time in order to get water out. I really didn’t expect her to figure it out for a long, long time, but she’s full of surprises. Unfortunately, she doesn’t really swallow much of the water. She ends up with a very wet shirt instead.

Another new development is that she’s getting very curious about the bathroom. She figured out how to unroll the toilet paper, making it even more important for us grownups to remember to keep the bathroom door shut at all times. Some of us don’t remember to close it, which has resulted in others of us discovering that River sneaked into the bathroom and was playing elbow-deep in the toilet. I really enjoy her curiosity, but I suspect that there will be many other occasions where it causes her to investigate things that I’d rather she left alone. 🙂

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One Response to “And some more new skills!”

  1. Mimi Says:

    River’s keeping everybody on their toes! Can’t wait to see all of you in April. Wish you could be here, Black Mountain is beckoning Darren. Chris, Gina, Grandpa Mike & I climbed Pinnacle Peak Friday last. What views!


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