Last Wednesday she held a worm for the first time. I was digging up weeds and found one so I called her over. She thought it was interesting as she watched it wriggle and move in my hand. And yes, it's kind of creepy to me to hold worms but I want her to experience life so I do it anyway. She touched it and giggled and then pulled her hand away because of that smoothly wet weird feeling a worm has. I then encouraged her to hold it so she did and just thought it was so neat. How fun is it to experience life like that for the first time?
Then later in the day I found a ladybug and I showed her that too. She was enamored by the ladybug and insisted on holding her, talking to her, walking around with her for the longest time. I'm sure the poor bug was absolutely terrified at this giant walking around cuddling it like a teddy bear. It was pretty adorable I have to say. I wish I had my camera at that point but some moments just can't be caught.
I have no idea where she picked up this next thing, but we've noticed lately she's says, "Go away" as she points at you. At first we were totally insulted as it seemed pretty rude she's telling someone to go away. Apparently she has misunderstood the phrase though and actually means, "Don't sit there, sit here instead." She is too, too much!
One of the best parts of my day lately though has been watching the peanut chase her daddy around yelling, "Roar!!" at the top of her lungs and with her hands up in claw postition. Seriously, that should be caught on camera. It's hilarious! Particularly if you could see how small she is compared to my 6 foot 2 husband!
She has also discovered the fun of jumping on beds. Although she doesn't exactly jump yet, she kind of squats a bit and bounces back up. It's truely hilarious. So the last two days I've caught her doing this faux jumping on my bed while staring at herself in the vanity mirror. The first time she was watching herself singing, very loudly mind you, "Ma-ter...Sav-or...Je-Us" Oh my gosh how cute was that? Then yesterday it was, "Je-Us Love Me...Know...Bible...So". I mean really, did I ever REALLY laugh before I had her?