Thursday, June 3, 2010

Strike a Pose

Yep, that's my daughter.  Learning to pose at the ripe age of 13 months.  She's actually taking a little break from her dinner to pose for the camera.  You might remember her very first pose which made her godmother so proud when she was 10 days old.  And she's never looked back.  She knows exactly what to do when the camera's out.  I mean, why wouldn't she?  She has been subject to camera flashes since the day she came home from the hospital.  She loves cameras of any kind.  When she sees one, she comes running.  Lilly can hear the little "ping" that the flip camera makes when we turn it on and as a result, it is becoming increasingly difficult to capture candid videos of her. 
As I've said before, Lilly surprises us daily with things she does.  Here are a few of the "helpful" things she has done over the past couple of days:
  • found and opened a container of vasoline, and proceeded to rub it everywhere...all over her hands, face and hair.  I learned the hard way that vasoline is worse than permanent marker.  No amount of soap got that out so we had a greasy little baby for the rest of the day.
  • climbed up on top of the printer so that she could reach the keyboard, since it is no longer reachable any other way
  • removed the cable card from the cable box no less than 2 dozen times.  Without the card inserted, the cable box doesn't work.  Jim and I have started finding the card in obscure places like our bedroom or in with her toys.  She has gotten better with this but I think she still thinks it's a game.
  • tried to climb into her toy stroller, the result of which is a backward roll with a pretty rough landing.  I think she might have learned her lesson with that.
  • learned how to open our screen door so that she can go outside and play in her sand and water table.  Lilly then proceeds to pour water all over herself, and thinks it's hysterical!
The list is endless really.  I try to keep track of all these things because they always make me laugh (the first time, anyway) but there are just too many to count.  She is definitely starting to figure out what she is and is not allowed to do, and as mum discovered when Lilly stayed in DC, Lilly is always good at doing what she is not supposed to when she is tired.  It's usually the first sign that it's time for a nap!  She knows, for example, that she is not supposed to touch a cup of coffee or tea.  She goes up to it, puts her finger on it and goes, "oooh" and pulls her finger away and shakes her head, no.  When she finds my iphone, she now picks it up and brings it to me instead of carrying it around the house and playing with it.  She is starting to do the same thing with the remotes.  Little steps in the right direction!  And while Lilly is learning new things every day, so are Jim and I.  We keep figuring out how to rearrange things so that they are not reachable by certain 29 inch tall people.  And Lilly keeps scowling.

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