This past week Grace has experienced severe jealousy for the first time. We met with our play group two times and during both occasions I happened to pick up a couple of crying babies when their mom's were eating or in the bathroom. This did not go over well with Grace. Each time, she was playing by herself when she noticed that I was holding another baby. She dropped what she was doing, started crying with the saddest little face you've ever seen, and furiously wailed her way over to me at super-crawling-speed. At one point today I was even holding her and another crying baby at the same time. I am hoping that, like every other phase, this too shall pass.
Today Grace specifically liked crawling after some older siblings who were playing together...and here she watched them playing with play-dough for the first time. She preferred to throw the cookie-cutters around to actually playing with the dough (unlike her friend, Hayley, who was trying to eat it!).
We've known this group for about 9 months and it is really nice to see the babies interacting with each other now. We had a lot of fun today, and Grace was so exhausted that she fell asleep in the car on the way home while eating a carrot.
Oh, to be a baby.