A friend of mine once said he felt spongy after I gave him a vitamin pill (long funny story) and for some reason I was thinking about that the other day and wondered what feeling spongy felt like. Well now I think I know. It must be how Bayley feels all of the time.
Lately I've been playing over in my head that commercial that says "90% of a childs brain develops by the age of 5" and keep reciting in my head the books that tell me how they are just little sponges taking everything in and learning things at warp speed. I know this is all so true and Bayley is my proof. Bayley has been like a little sponge lately, just taking everything in and showing us how brilliant she is. You can just see her little brain working as she discovers new things and then all the smiles and belly laughs from the simplest things, like peek-a-boo. It just really makes you realize that life doesn't need to be that complicated, it's the little things that make a difference.
Yesterday she waved bye bye to Grandma
She got so angry watching Adam and I eat some macaroni and cheese and not offering her any. I caved and gave her some very small bites of noodles. I stopped and continued eating and she made the funniest face and opened her mouth and made an overexagerated eating gesture that made my Mom and I laugh til we cried.
She is rolling all over the place and trying so hard to crawl, but just does not like to be on her stomach. She can hold on and stand up on her own for a short time.
She is starting to try more solids but mainly just likes bananas.....she is also obsessed with monkeys...hmmmmmm this explains a lot hehe
She knows how to type on the keyboard. She starts with just moving her tiny fingers all over the keys and then gets really excited and starts pounding her hands on it. Last night she changed our screensaver, found a games page and saved it to our favorites. Coincidence??? No, she really is brilliant. And now she has her own keyboard, and she uses it everyday. I think she has the home row mastered.
She loves doing new things and luckily I do too!! I can't wait to go to build a bear and have tea parties and play dress up.....hmmm who's going to have more fun???
She also likes to rock back and forth and bang her head back on things. Daddy calls her his little rainman when she does this haha. We don't want her to be that kind of brilliant!!
She's also been imitating her elmo doll who dances and waves his arms, it's so cute.
She sits and plays for a good 30 minutes with her toys, moving and stacking. It's always so fascinating how children have the most amazing imaginations. I hope you always keep it with you Bayley.
We love you Bayley, keep growing and learning and using that big imagination of yours! Here are some of my favorite quotes that inspire me.
Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! ~Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them. ~Pablo Picasso
Imagination and fiction make up more than three-quarters of our real life. ~Simone Weil
Trust that little voice in your head that says "Wouldn't it be interesting if..." And then do it. ~Duane Michals
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. ~Henry David Thoreau
Anyone who can be replaced by a machine deserves to be. ~Dennis Gunton
Really we create nothing. We merely plagiarize nature. ~Jean Baitaillon
I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant. ~Ursula K. Le Guin
Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought. ~Albert Szent-Györgyi
To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted. ~George Kneller