Posted by: OffToExplore | April 12, 2011

A Hint of Imagination

We’re starting to get flashes of some pretty cute imaginative play these days.

B has 3 baby dolls, named (not so imaginatively) “Baby,” “Baby,” and “Big Baby.” And no, Big Baby is nothing like the terrifying Big Baby of Toy Story 3 *shudder.* B has started taking care of the flock of babies. She feeds them, brutally shoving crackers or cookies into their faces until a piece breaks off. She rocks them and gets me to wrap them in blankets for her.

This morning she did something really sweet. After carefully wrapping up Baby, she walked over to the window and held her up so that Baby could watch the cars go by, one of Miss B’s favorite activities.

Just before 8 this morning, we were delighted to get a package from Grandma and Grandpa. Delighted, I should say, at the package. Less so on the frantic pajama-clad run to the door so early in the morning. Parcel Force, I appreciate your dedication to prompt deliveries, but seriously? Before 8?

Anyway, the package contained a very cool set of castle building blocks, full of crenellations and arches. B was immediately drawn to the bright red turrets that can top each tower. I initially thought she was remembering our trip to Disneyland Paris, but no. Within a couple of minutes, she had turned them upside down and was licking them.

“What are you doing?” I asked.

“Ice Cream,” says my sweet little girl.

So guess where we are headed once she wakes up from her nap…



  1. She IS a little darling. Am I ridiculously optimistic to push for pictures on here? I bet the grandparents would love some 🙂

  2. Pictures will be coming. I have no objection, just low motivation. I took a cute one of the ice cream adventure that I will endeavor to post tomorrow.

  3. How funny about the castle ice cream! She told Grandpop that a small church next to York Minster was a castle (and I guessed she learned this from DLP); thus the castle blocks. But did she share the castle-ice cream cone with any of the three “babies”?

    • Yes, as a matter of fact, we had one of the babies with us on the ice cream trip. B was willing to share, but as the babies aren’t really washable, I had to have baby ride the rest of the way home on top of the stroller.

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