Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The grabbing hands grab all they can...

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.
Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. So cute! I have no doubt that Will would have found the same chocolate. He's a whiz at finding whatever I don't want him to find. So far he loves the kitchen floor (and any crumb he can find) and trash cans. Yuck!

  2. Love how Joel's sitting on the couch while she's covered in chocolate. ;)

  3. Yep - chocolate will do that!

    Such a cute photo!!!

  4. That is SO funny! We don't have too much chocolate around so Anna has yet to experience the joy of chocolate. Though her grandpa did share some of his black cherry ice-cream with her the other day. Sophia is just a doll- has the same teeth in that Anna has... though for some reason I see her and honestly wouldn't guess she's exactly Anna's age. I guess when it's your own child that's growing up so quickly you see the "big girl" but when it's someone else's child you can still see that baby-ness. Such a cutie!