My baby ‘j’ is so into reading these days. She packs up her favorites (the sandra boynton board books) and carries them with her everywhere in this little green suitcase. Perfect size for a small stack of books and a few other toys. We call it her breifcase and she is so proud to carry it around. People ask her about her little box and she happily shows them all the contents.
As you can see, J really loves her books. She points at the pictures and tells great stories in her own little language. I love to hear her voice intonation go up and down as she reads to herself. Listening to a little one ‘talk’ before they have words is the cutest thing ever! I really need to borrow a video camera to record some of these moments. I have no videos of my daughters and I’m always wishing that I was able to look back at clips from different stages.
I love that these pictures are true to life. Baby J is totally doing her thing here: packing up her suitcase, reading her books…unpacking…moving things around…re-organizing whatever she can get her hands on…pointing things out…practicing her vocabulary…learning little bits in each moment of play. I love watching it all happen. Can I please just stop time and keep her at this age for a decade or so?
By the way, how cool are these legwarmers? I made them out of a pair of Juicy Couture socks! They say ‘Give my candy’…how sweet! Legwarmers are the BEST.
P.S. The adorable hat you see here will appear again and again in my pictures (in various colors). I LOVE Marili Jean! As I have mentioned in previous posts, this new hat company was recently started by a friend from college (Laurie). I never would have imagined all those years back as we sat next to each other through psychology classes that we would be partnering up on such a fun collaboration. I will be doing photography work for her and am so excited to share all the great styles with you as we go. For now, there is one image (on the Marili Jean home page). In our college days, the teamwork was something more like a social behavioral research project…or evaluating the behavior of rats (ie: persistance of pushing the lever press during interval reward scedueles). I think we’re having more fun nowadays! Anyway — Laurie is just getting started and she has such a great thing going. Check out her website at marilijean.com