Sunday, January 11, 2009

Following the big kids

Annabelle is at the age where she is really starting to enjoy the company of her siblings and wants to be doing whatever they are doing. Every day for a little while I'll get Elisabeth and Charles all bundled up and send them outside to play. I usually try to time it so that they're outside while Annabelle is sleeping since she can't walk and I just imagined it wouldn't be so much fun with her outside. But our timing isn't always perfect. A couple of times this week she sat and watched me as I helped the kids pull on their many layers of clothing and then after they went outside she crawled over to our winter box and pulled out her snow hat and tried so hard to get it on by herself.

But she's not very coordinated and it frustrated her. So I stepped in to help, we quickly got ourselves covered up and ready and then we went outside with the kids. She LOVED it! Our driveway was clear and the sun was shining on it so she had plenty of room to crawl on the dry concrete and explore. A couple of times she would get really close to a mound of snow and touch it with her glove, but she didn't care for it much, mostly she just liked being outside, crawling around with the kids near by.


Angela said...

She is so adorable, Elisa!

Maryann said...

I can't believe how grown she is! It seems like yesterday she was a new little baby. Your family is beautiful.