Monday, January 18, 2010
One Down, and many more to go!
Emma had great fun at her little Birthday Party, and she was plenty tired by the time it was over. It turned out that there were only 5 other children there (two too young to realize what was happening), but more adults. I've read that some 1 yr. olds have an attention span of two to five minutes (that's the lucky ones). This gives you an idea how much work it is to keep them happy and occupied.
Actually, Emma will often play in her room for an hour or so by herself at a time, on a normal day (so I'd say I'm the lucky one). At 1 year, they think it's fun to push, throw, and knock everything down. They supposedly like to put things in containers and dump them out again. Well in our case, Emma dumps them out and I put them back in. She's shown no interest in the clean up part of the process.
She can really trash that room of her's in that hour (or much less time, if necessary) of play. . I often call her a one girl 'demolition' crew. Taking that into consideration, I decided not to try to figure out where it would lead (as far as her future 'calling'), this early in the game. I'll need a lot more time to observe (and clean - Ha!).
I'll tell you one thing, she's getting a very cute and funny personality -- as a matter of fact , I often call her 'Ms. Personality'. We make each other laugh every day, and I see her practicing making faces like the rest of us. It's so funny to watch. In the pictures I'm posting from her Saturday party, I didn't capture many of those funny faces of hers, because we were around so many people, and so many new things were happening,. She was in a very cautious mood -- that's typical at her age.
The little blond boy in the picture with her is only 4 days younger than she is, and surprisingly, he was close to the same size (but about 5 or 6 lbs. heavier than her). Everyone is always tells me how petite Emma is, so I guess he is too. :)
Posted by Chloe at 6:40 PM