Friday, October 10, 2008

My Amazing E- Amazing to Me

Lately I have been marveling at the intelligence of my daughter. I don't mean to say is she above average- I am just saying that I didn't realize how smart she would be at just 13 months. She amazes me every single day. As a teacher I rejoiced in seeing my students make connections and grow. The feelings I have when I see Eliza making new connections surpasses the feelings I had as a teacher beyond my wildest dreams.

I spend most of my time watching her in awe. She truly amazes me every single day. When people ask me if I enjoy being home I answer with a confident, "YES!" At this point I cannot imagine being anywhere else. I am so blessed to witness her growing and learning.

She is starting to use more baby signs. She walks over to her high chair and signs eat. It is seriously the most adorable thing ever. She also signs ball, cat and sometimes help. Her expanding vocabulary continues to enthrall me. Although she isn't talking, I am becoming aware of how many words she actually knows. When we play with her alphabet blocks she is able to recognize the pictures. It astonishes me that if I ask her to show me the butterfly she can look at all the blocks and hand me the butterfly. The other day we were listening to a CD and the song 5 little monkeys started playing and Eliza went to her book basket and brought me the 5 little monkeys book. I just wish I could get into her mind to see what was happening!

I am also intrigued by how she is using her toys. I love to see how she puts her blocks in her train and then pushes the train along. How she bangs everything together to see what sounds it will make. She will play peek-a-boo with just about anything that will play back- including our cats. I admire how she pulls the couch cushions off of the couch to use them as a stool to climb onto the couch.

She fills me with joy and I fall in love with her over and over again each and every day. I can't even express how thankful I am to be home with her. I am truly blessed.

6 comments:

Lori said...

isn't it amazing to see and participate in the growing and learning progress of your own child

Marmarbug said...

That is great! It is so rewarding to be a mom!

Christy said...

Babies are amazing. I am constantly in awe of my children too.

Steph said...

What a smart little one. I have really enjoyed having homework for our first grader this year. She has to read every night for 15 minutes and to see her reading bigger words and recognizing words that she didn't know two day prior blows me away. They are definitely little sponges. We are so lucky...

Pierrette said...

You took the words right out of my mouth about my feelings of being a mom.

Amber said...

That was an awesome post, D! I feel the same way and can't wait to be with K on a daily basis..I so enjoy her!!