Monday, January 12, 2009

Future Gymnast?

Mary Claire has finally figured out how to get wherever she wants to go now even when unable to walk or crawl. By performing a series of rolls and lifts with her body unlike anything I remember the boys ever doing, she can manuever her way around the room! I have come to the realization that it won't be long before we'll be at the stage once again where nothing is safe. (And Mommy will have to be an acrobat of sorts to keep an "on-the-move" toddler out of harm's way.) The other day I put her down next to her butterfly mat, and she ended up with almost her entire body under my bed! Nothing but her little legs were sticking out from under the bed. If she'd just had the stockings and shoes, I would have mistaken her for the Wicked Witch of the West from the "Wizard of Oz"!

She seems to enjoy the rolling and acrobats because rarely does she fuss as she performs these feats. Just keeps trying until she succeeds! So I thought I'd share some of these amazing "moves" with you in the form of a slide show! (One day she'll probably express her displeasure of her belly hanging out in most of the pictures. Guess that's why serious acrobats wear leotards...to prevent things from "riding up.")

4 comments:

Elisha said...

oh how they grow up! Thanks for the comments. I miss those amazing sno cones myself. There were at least 2 couples who met & married because of that place!

Christi said...

No doubt she'll be athletic and graceful, like her mom.

Kirk and Emily said...

That is so funny. Soon you will be wrapping ponytail holders around your cabinet knobs to keep her from wrapping your home with toilet paper, pulling our your hair brushes out, need I say more. Welcome to the WONDERFUL life of a toddler! I am sure you know the rules, Kirk and I didn't. We are learning something new everyday!

Kendra said...

So sweet