Saturday, December 6, 2008
I am so thankful that each week Lizzie does a play date with two friends from school. This week it was Natalie and Olivia. The girls do some structured activities like one shown in the video with Cristina and some unstructured play as well. Lizzie loves for her friends to come over. She gets very, very excited and always greets them with a big hug. Once they are here though, she isn't quite sure what to do with them. This is why we have a therapist help with the play date. Each time Lizzie is talking and playing more and more with her friends. Our hope is that someday, she will be able to do this without support.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Of course I missed the best part of their play. Before I got the camera, they had actually opened the window and started taking turns throwing things to each other out the window. I love that they came up with this together and that they were discussing what they were throwing out the window the whole time.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
I kept missing opportunity after opportunity to video Lizzie playing with her brothers. They play all the time. She genuinely loves them and will stay and play with them as long as they are doing something that is fun for her. Most of the time this involves what I call "obnoxious play". They are all running around screaming and getting into trouble together. They somehow know that they shouldn't be able to do these things in a normal house and that makes it even more fun. Since they have a mother that is more worried about her daughter forming relationships, they get away with pretty much anything as long as they are all engaged. I love that Lizzie has become such a tattle tale. She LOVES it when her brothers get in trouble and is quick to point out anything that they shouldn't be doing.