Thursday, November 24, 2011

Claire is On the Move

Our precious ten month old granddaughter Claire is on the move. She is now crawling and pulling herself up on the furniture, giving herself the extra support to take a few steps. We witnessed this new exciting movement of hers last Sunday knowing she had reached yet another stepping stone in her young life.

Exciting is one word for it, another could be heart-stopping! I am a bit of a collector, well more than a bit...Whenever I venture into the Salvation Army or the Re Store outside of town, I often head right for the dishes and china section. If a bowl, plate or tiny china piece has a flower on it, a violet, daffodils, you name it, then I think I need it! So scattered around my tables are little, pretty these all have to be hidden away or put up very high.

I also have a lot of indoor plants about eighteen at last count. The violets are up high and so far little hands can't reach them. But this past Sunday my one of two red clover plants lost a leaf to our little mover and shaker..

So being a loving, doting grandmother I follow her around, watching what her eyes will be attracted to and her fingers itching to investigate..she seems to enjoy books and I couldn't even begin to count how many I have. But I don't mind her pulling them all off the shelf, they are easily restacked later. Once she is walking I will have to rethink a lot more of each room's arrangement, we can keep up with her now, but what about when she starts to run?

As I started my Christmas decorating I had to think about each decoration and would it be safe for little busy hands if Claire decided she wanted to put it in her mouth. That is where nearly everything ends up. We took her little socks off so her feet could get a better grip on the floor when she pulled herself up to stand. While playing on the floor with her, I look down and there is her white sock hanging out of her mouth...the room pealed with my laughter, she's so adorable..

We are expecting a phone call any day now that her first tooth has broken through, another milestone. How often does my hubby say: : "I wish we lived closer!"..Yes, that would be fun alright. We would just love to babysit for a whole day. We think everything she does is precious of course, watching her take two tiny fingers to pick up a piece of muffin and feed herself. Blow bubbles when her mouth is full of avacado! She can do no wrong in our eyes.

I've just been thinking that with Christmas not that far off perhaps her mother and father would like a whole day to go Christmas shopping without having to push a stroller, maybe this is our chance to offer to babysit all day! A whole day for the memory books....Where's the phone?

1 comment:

  1. How will you ever leave her to live in PEI? Hopefully they'll visit often!!