Yesterday after lunch, QQ was feeling a bit bored and blasé. Can you tell by her shades?
She was looking around for something to do. Mommy was busy washing up and daddy away at school. Even Sam the Dog was napping.
What's a girl to do with herself?
I'm coming for you, mommy....
Yes, this is the new, more touchy-feely QQ. Always hanging off a pant-leg or the back of a shirt. Making herself known.
There it is, the look! Remember when she used to just sit on the floor making these faces at us from across the room?
Now she's up-close and personal.
No denying this bid for attention!
C'mon, mommy! DO something!!
Seriously, I can't sit on the floor for another minute.
Hmmm. What could we do to entertain ourselves on a chilly afternoon?
Wait a sec, did I just hear the postman?....
In fact, it was the postman...bearing gifts.
From my mother's dear friend in Woodstock came this box, which a languishing QQ was only to happy to unwrap!
A beautiful hand-painted Matryoshka doll, just like the one that mommy had (also sent by distand friends) and loved when she was little!
As you can see, it was an instant hit...
She doesn't show this kind of love for every toy that comes down the pike...not by a long chalk. Of course, it is her favorite color, which helps.
She was fascinated and intrigued by the various layers and what they revealed - though she became very serious and cautious. It's quite a concept to wrap your head around the first time out!
How do they all fit in here, all those little people?
We are very grateful to Kit for brightening a dull afternoon, and for somehow thinking of just the perfect gift...both for mommy and QQ. I am so happy to see her playing with something that meant a lot to me when I was small.