Ever since Sophia figured out how to grab onto things her hands have been in a constant state of opening and closing. She is forever looking around for something to play with while her little crab pinschers are going at full speed all the while. If she happens to grab my arm, she doesn't stop with the opening and closing and proceeds to squeeze and scratch.
I don't think either of my other two babies were quite this curious. I mean, Chloe managed to crawl around and eat those awful little black beetles that were all over the place in Arizona. I used to find them in her diaper. Totally gross...and especially funny since this is the little girl who freaks out if she sees a fly, and if it's a spider you'd think someone just tried to kill her. Bria, who was quite ahead developmentally, did not grab at things for a long time. I remember worrying that something was wrong with her, even though she was doing everything else ahead of schedule. I think other things just interested her...she never did bat at things. Once she decided she wanted to, she was completely able to just pick it up and play with it.
Sophia is a completely different story. She can't quite crawl yet, but she's getting around okay with her fancy little army crawl. For such a tiny person, she sure can get into a lot of stuff. She likes to go find our CD collection and she has even been able to open the jewel cases and get the discs out. She finds all manner of crumbs and crud on the floor, even though I've been trying to vacuum more often with her newfound mobility. She loves it when I scrapbook, and no matter how many toys I get out for her she always manages to get herself to the taboo items such as paper and stickers. And she loves finding paper more than anything...so much fun for her little hands to crumple.
On Easter Sunday, she found the best prize ever. One of the older kids left some chocolate candy on the floor. Sophia was scooting around, happily playing with toys and bits of stuff she found under the couch, when she must have come across it. I think it had probably been unwrapped...at least I hope it was...
...Because this is what she looked like when I discovered her discovery:
No wonder she was so happy!!! Chocolate will do that.