Amanda has decided that her world revolves around socks & shoes. She LOVES to say those two words (among many others she surprises me with daily... The girl can TALK! Must take after her mother...), and will spend hours sometimes trying to put them on herself. First the sock (see how her mouth is open forming the 'o' in sock):
Got it on! (as far as she can get it anyway):
And time for the shoe (as far as she can get it):
Then she'll take them all off and start again. And again. And again. Seriously, she can spend a good hour just doing this over and over again.
Here's a few pictures from the other night, Amanda tried to "play" with Sophie using a string like Mommy & Daddy do. Only, she didn't quite get the whole... wait for Sophie to come and get it... concept. She'd run up and almost hit Sophie with the string! Notice Sophie cowering under the water table. She's been a good sport through all of Amanda's antics :)
After that, we were distracted by the Good Year Blimp flying low above our house. I've never seen it this low, so I was impressed...
And yesterday we took Amanda on the boat again, and she HAD to help me with the flag. Mike was ecstatic and can't wait for her to be 13 and actually "count" as the 3rd person who holds the flag. But for now, she was content with her pretzels and imitating me.