Thursday, January 22, 2009

Lesson #1

Lesson #1 from Grace to Harper:

Despite being a little under the weather, Grace taught Harper her first lesson today. I have to say, it was one of the cutest exchanges I've witnessed between them.

Harper was sitting in her bouncy seat in the rec room. Grace was on her knees next to the seat elaborately explaining to Harper how to hit the little bear with her hand.

"Look Baby Harper, you just hit the bear like this: (pushes the bear back and forth with her hand) Here, look, do it like this! Take your hand, push the bear right here... "

The explanation went on like this for another minute or two and Harper was intently looking back and forth between Grace and the swinging bear. Not 2 seconds after Grace explained what to do, Harper's hand went up and hit the bear so it swung back and forth.

I can't even explain the look on Grace's face. Her eyes were as big as saucers and her smile grew and grew (she was so shocked) and she jumped up and ran around the room clapping and yelling "You DID IT! You did it! Baby Harper did it! YEA! I showed her what to do! She DID it! I showed her! YEA Harper!"

Harper actually hit the bear with her hand twice. I've never seen Grace so proud! She was genuinely so proud of her sister! I think she was proud of herself also for teaching Harper what to do. I wish I'd had the video camera handy, that would have been a priceless video.

So there ya go... Harper is not quite 3 weeks old and the lessons from big sister to little sister have already begun. This should be fun. I had to record the first lesson... and if I remember, I'll print it out and put it in the baby book.


Bri said...

That is too cute!

Rebecca Bryant said...

That is such a sweet story!

Anonymous said...

Those girls are So Sweet!!! Those pictures are pretty adorable too.

vergne said...

Aww, that's sweet! Those big sisters definitely mother their little sisters. Sophie thinks she is Abbie's 2nd Mama. By the way, I loved your birth announcement. Ya'll did a great job!!!