She’s been doing this for a while, but she went through a little wild, smiley phase of standing and sitting on Friday which is quite fun to see.
Maddie has tended to avoid pulling down books from the shelves in our hallway. I guess she hasn’t found them that interesting, besides which she’s usually crawling past at too high a speed to notice them, as she makes her way to the front door to find out who just rung our doorbell.
Finally the other day she made a careful selection of one book. Philip Johnson’s seminal coverage of the 1932 “International Style” exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The exhibition that brought Modernism to America, and for good or bad, led to Le Corbusier, Gropius, and Mies van der Rohe following there soon after.
That’s my girl.
The International Style: Books: Philip Johnson,Henry-Russell Hitchcock
If you’re wondering about the bleating in the background, we were at the Egham ¨Royal¨ Show…
I'm a bit late with this video, since it's actually from mid-April. It's a short sequence of Maddie getting her talking voice, and chatting away to her "changing-partner" squeek.
I love this shot of Maddie that Shannon took. She’s getting so alert and smiling so much now.
In the morning, when Shannon blow-dries her hair, Maddie usually lies on a blanket on the floor, happily staring at herself in the mirror.
Now, though, she's got the pod, so no more lying down! It's a really foamy seat that holds her up very well. He neck muscles are good and strong, except then she has the hiccups, when she tends to lose some head control.
Maddie has started smiling. "The doctors say she is very advanced for her age". Shannon is very good at pulling the faces and using "the voice" to make it happen. What a cutey.