June 10, 2007

A Summer Morn

Saturday morning we took Hattie outside to play in her pool before it got too hot. For some reason she was not at all happy about playing in the pool. She much preferred to play with a bucket of water. I think it's because she has recently discovered how to put toys inside of things and then take them out again. It's a new favorite game of hers that never seems to get old.

Hattie still only has TWO teeth. She'll be a year in less than a month. I keep thinking she's teething and that another tooth is going to pop out any day, but nothing. She has also started to show her nurturing side. For Christmas she got a doll, and she LOVES this baby doll. I will cry for the doll, and she'll crawl over to it and pick it up; it's so cute. She's even started trying to mimic my cries for the doll when she "plays" with it. I definitely think I have my girly girl that I always wanted! She's not rough at all. I see these little boys at playgroup and storytime and it surprises me how rough and independent they are. Hattie is content to just sit in my lap and read a book or play with her doll. We took her to the play area at the mall on Saturday and she would crawl off and play for a few minutes, but she was constantly looking over her shoulder at us, and if other babies around her got loud, she'd crawl back to us. Hattie is not a risk-taker. She gets nervous easily, which is why I don't think she'll be walking anytime soon. She gets so scared if I let go of her hands while she's standing - she gives a look of panic, shuts her eyes, and falls over. She's our sensitive, cautious little girl. I only hope she stays cautious when she's a teenager :0)!


Laura said...

Had to say that I love the new heading- awesome pics of all of you! Steven doesn't like his pools either but he still loves the bathtub so I guess I'll take that! =)

Cheryl Wimberly said...

i would love to get Saige and Hattie together... they sound so much alike. Saige still has only a half of a tooth, it is taking forever to come all the way up and she is not much of a risk taker either. i always laugh when i see her cousin Steven because he will try something and fall and keep on trying. i am sure Hattie is like Saige, in that she cries and wants me to hold her and not try it again. i love having a sweet girl... and like you said I am praying that she stays this way through her teenage years!


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