Have I got some news for y'all???
Wednesday night, we brought G to her first Erev Yom Kippur service. The service began at 5:30, so I think Gabby was a little confused when she knew it was bedtime, but we were dressing her up to go out. I tried explaining things to her. I think she eventually understood when we got there. For the whole 45 minutes, G just watched everything. The service was geared for kids, so there were lots and lots of kids in attendance. G was the cutest, though.
Saturday, the three of us had a great time at cousin Ilana's bat Mitzvah. Ilana did a wonderful job and Gabby was well behaved. G especially enjoyed seeing all her cousins again. I think she spent at least 30 minutes watching Alyssa, Dillon, and Zane playing with a balloon. We decided to not force a nap on her, and just played things loose. The result was Gabby actually fell asleep while I was holding her above my head for the Horah...too cute.
Sunday was an even bigger day. By 9:30 am, G had three developmental milestones. First she took a "crawl-step." This is huge. As y'all may recall, we didn't think she would crawl, ever. But it appears that she may surprise us, again. Her second development was clapping. She's definitely clapped in the past on occasion, but this was deliberate and with us. Too cool. Third was sitting up on her own. She's long been affectionately called a turtle. Normally, she'd be helpless when placed on her back. From a seated position, she spins, rocks, reaches, pulls herself to standing, cruises, etc. But from her back...nothing. Until now. She did this 6 times in a row. I'll do my best to explain. While lying on her stomach, she pushes back with her arms. Normally, this move results in her wedging herself under the bed, and becoming frusrated. This time, however, she gripped the rug with her feet, and pushed herself onto her bum. Yay Gabby!!! She's moving now.
Today even more happened! She cut her second tooth. She rolled from seated to tummy to back to tummy to back...all the way across the floor. And she determined the area of a parallelogram!!! Ok I was kidding about the parallelogram, but everything else is for real.
That's all for now. Oh wait...I've got one more funny tidbit for y'all.
i said a hip hop the hippie the hippie
to the hip hip hop, a you dont stop
the rock it to the bang bang boogie say up jumped the boogie
to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat
We've received reports from day care that Gabby has been pulling her self up onto her feet there as well. But there's one small difference. Gabby's using something she doesn't have at home...other babies!!! There's been reports of her climbing the bodies of at least two other babies while at day care. If that's not social interaction, I don't know what is!