Tuesday, November 30, 2010


We reached a developmental milestone yesterday.  We played Peek-A-Boo.

Oh, obviously I've been doing the hands in front of face thing for ages.  And Willow's been pulling a cloth over her head while I said "Where'sWillowohtheresheis" as fast as I could.  This is not what I mean.

Yesterday Dave, Willow, and I were rolling around on the bed, and she pulled the sheet up over her head.  This is always a good time.  But yesterday she waited to be found.  Dave and I called out "Where's Willow?"  "Where is she?"  "Have you seen her?" And a squeal came from underneath the sheet.  We kept looking until Willow pulled it down with a giggle and an enormous grin.  "There you are!  You were hiding from us!"

I know every single baby in the entire world has done this.  I don't think she's special because of it.  But I do think it's an enormous leap forward.  Think about it--baby as separate individual from mother?  Check.  Mother still there when baby can't see her?  Check.  Social activity involving interplay between multiple people?  Check.

But the biggest, best one of all?  It was funny.  It was genuinely funny, and Willow thought it was hilarious.  She could have kept going all day.

My girl.  She knows how to have a good time.


Vicki Suan said...

Emily and I are both glad Willow's feeling better. We look forward to each new picture everyday. And she's got 4 teeth already!

Izzy said...

Ah she's great, and the mad thing is, my little one surprised me by doing a similar thing just this afternoon (he was hiding behind the arm of the sofa and popping up!), so I know exactly how you feel, it's brilliant!

Yet again you've totally captured what's best about them!

Laura said...

That sounds so darn cute. And that photo.... that smile... oh my god. INSANELY cute. :)

Lauren said...

Aren't those little giggles the BEST!!!!!! Just wait....SO much more fun to come.