Sunday, January 11, 2009

Gryffy's new feats

Watching babies grow is an amazing thing. Lately, Gryffy has been amazing us with brand new skills just about every day. Yesterday, he mastered using one object as a tool to manipulate another. In the morning, Mark found him putting Lorelei's plastic pool ring around the head of a doll, in order to pull the doll within reach. Later, he used Lorelei's plush purple flower with a malleable stem to fetch his soccer ball a couple of feet away. Today's feat was equally impressive: pulling partially up (something he's been working on over the past few days).
Being a second child does not come easy, I'm sure, though he doesn't seem to mind. I look back at all the activities and playdates that I was able to do with Lorelei, and sadly Gryffy just doesn't get as much one-on-one. A fact of life, I've been told. But I do try to carve out some time for socializing, and am blessed to have many friends with kids nearly the same age as mine. This week, Lorelei got to play with her friend from church and preschool, Sammy, while Gryffy played with his little brother, Johnny.
Another fact of life: having two kids makes it very difficult to carve out Mommy time--I'm not complaining, just stating facts. So last night's Mom's Night Out with friends old and new (most with two little ones, also) was a welcome treat!

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