Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Abigail Changes

Probably a more appropriate post at birthday time, but I can't wait till her birthday to share. And by then a post won't be big enough to share everything.

It is amazing to think that only 17 months ago, Abigail was entirely dependent and completely helpless. Today she is strong, mobile, and determined to be independent. Allow me to list her abilities.
  • Climbing on all chairs in the house, especially the computer chair
  • Playing with the mouse and attempting to type
  • Flinging food from one end of the dining room to another
  • "Wiping" up the flung food with a napkin
  • Taking clean dishes out of the dishwasher and stacking them for Mommy to put away
  • Emptying a basket of toys and still finding Mommy the most fascinating toy
  • Chasing the cat, waiting for the day she can scale the couch
  • Playing peek-a-boo--she must be in control
  • Coloring pictures
  • Going down the slide as fast as possible
  • Riding the merry-go-round
  • Jumping on the bed
  • Making mischief--playing games
  • Being willful (that is her father's word; I use naughty)
  • Talking--it seems she woke up one day and decided to learn words
  • Becoming proficient at "No"
  • Throwing tantrums
  • Dancing
  • Making animal noises
  • Playing in the sand box
  • Running
  • Taking off shoes and socks, only in the van right before we need to get out
  • Feeding her sand toy to the dog
  • Feeding anything, grass, straw, sand, dirt, to the dog
  • Holding hands
  • Taking off her coat
  • Speaking volumes in a look
  • Turning on and off the TV with remote or on-TV controls
  • Giving hugs (saved the best for last)

I am positive that I have forgotten many other things she can or has done. She is working on putting on her shoes and pants, and, of course, getting on the couch.

She is an amazing gift and though I struggle to remember that when the days are dragging on when I look back over the last year and a half (which went like a flash) I am reminded. I am so privileged to be allowed to raise her.


  1. How is it that time can crawl and fly all at the same time??? If only pregnancy went as quickly as these babes seem to grow! ;)