Uncle Andy, Maria, and I went to Maria’s 2nd Wiggles show today. She didn’t stand up for the entire concert like she did last year, but she sure seemed to enjoy herself! Everytime I thought she’d had enough and was tired, I’d look over a few minutes later and she was smiling. Andy & I took turns holding her, which she seemed to like. When they shined lights on the walls and ceiling, she tracked them. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star was a big hit again, just like last year. I didn’t get a good photo of her looking around, but it was beautiful!
One of the things Andy & I liked about the Wiggles is they don’t seem to be full of themselves. They were relaxed, they interacted with the audience a lot, encouraged the kids to dance, read the signs they were holding up. Lots of gymnastics and tumbling. Nice atmosphere.
It’s pretty exciting to see how much more aware of her environment Maria is and how much more active. Yesterday we went to Barnes & Noble; she was in her stroller pushed up to a table and she grabbed the table and kept pulling and pushing herself so the stroller would “slam” into the table making a noise. She was clearly enjoying the cause/effect. Today on the way home, she was complaining because the sun was in her face–possibly the first time for that. As I mentioned before, we’ve been working with her on clapping. During one of the songs at the concert, I was holding Maria and clapped and she immediately put her hands together like she was trying to clap. She’s been holding her hand out flat to wave hello and good-bye and maybe get a high-five or two.
Only a few more weeks until school starts. Let’s just hope it’s a good situation and she continues to learn and improve!
I was going to post some photos, but it’s not working. Operator error? I think not!