Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Fun New Game

Last night Daphne, Eva and I were chilling in the living room...and let me back up...she has learned to walk this week...she can very adorably, waver her way across the living room now, and Little Miss is quite proud of are we all.  So...back to last night...we were sitting there and Eva was standing in front of the chair that my Mattie was very nicely laying in.  When all of a sudden Mattie reached right out and bit Eva.  I leapt up and shouted "NO MATTIE!!!"  Well of course the bite, and then the shout startled Eva and she began to sob...and I mean REALLY sob...with big tears and sucking of air and the whole thing.  This Grandma felt terrible!  I scooped her up and tried to console her...I thought she wanted her Mom, but then she wanted me after all.  So I was just loving on her apologizing up one side and down the other.  Poor little thing!  And this is when we discovered the new game.  She LOVES to look at pictures on a cell phone.  So I got mine out and that immediately distracted her. 

My phone has this cool camera setting where you can take the picture the normal way or you can turn the camera toward you so that you can see yourself...this helps with the arm's length pictures.  This was our first attempt:
I had a bit of trouble keeping her from grabbing the phone thus the blur.  And it was dark in the room so the picture quality is bad...But it did interest her.  The rest is what followed. 

Can you see the tears? :(

She began to laugh every single time.

 The more animated I got the more fun it was!
We included Mommy...


Now what was she crying about???  J.

Monday, October 3, 2011

#40 - Dance Like No One is Watching

My sweet Eva, Grandpa, and Grandma had a little dance party on Sunday afternoon.  Grandpa had 80's music playing on Pandora and when David Bowie's "Let's Dance" came on...Grandpa held Eva and the 3 of us Danced Like No One was Watching.  We raised the roof, and spun in circles, and did what I like to call the "air accordian"(imagine it for a moment...pretty funny looking!), we pretend boxed, and air guitared.  All throughout the 4 1/2 minutes of it we were exclusively in our own little worlds.  Eva laughed and laughed...giggles that melted this Grandma's heart.  She sang along making similar sorts of tones, and shook her little balled up fists in the air in front of her and above her head.  Mesmerized by her preciousness, and the mutual love and affection we all have for one another...never once did I think about the things that usually consume my thoughts when I'm dancing...self-consciousness...because of my lack of rhythm, the parts of my body that jiggle or bounce, the waggling of my arm dangle.  Every moment with laser beam focus on that adorable person.  And when the song ended we all fell onto the chair, sweating, laughing, and feeling it...that indescribable feeling of satisfaction, gratefulness, and pure happiness.  J.