Tuesday, May 5, 2009

My name is....

Everyday Anna is more and more aware of the world around her. Recently, she has started to become more aware of herself as an individual and it's been a neat transition to observe.

As recent as last week, whenever she looked in the mirror, she would hardly give the pretty face looking back at her a passing glance.

Ths week, though, each time she looks in the mirror, she points at herself and exclaims, "baby!!" And, she has figured out that the mama in the mirror is the same mama standing behind her because she will point at my reflection and say, "Mama!", then turn to me, point and repeat.

I think she is moments away from figuring out that the "Baby!" in the mirror is her. She watches her reflection closely as she claps, reaches out towards the mirror, taps her toothbrush on the sink or covers herself with a towel. She smiles each time the "Baby!" mimics her actions...

The biggest "I'm my own person" revelation has come with the help of Anna's favorite TV show, Super Why. Or "why why" to Anna. For those of you not familiar with the awesomeness that is Super Why, the show revolves around a group of "super readers" who meet in a book club to help their friends solve problems. And how do they solve problems? They LOOK in a BOOK! As an avid reader, I love this show's message! I digress...

In each episode as the team of super readers assembles, they all say their names. Then they ask the kiddos to say their names. Imagine our surprise when one day Anna shouted out, "Anna!", at just the right moment. She is absolutely giddy at this moment in the show and asks for us to do it "ageeen!" (again) and "ageeen!" (again)...thank goodness for the DVR!

So, our little gal knows her name...and she is very proud to tell it to you. See for yourself...

3 comments:

Elizabeth Seymour said...

Posts like these make me really wish I had started my blog sooner! Such an awesome moment to document.

Also, Super Why is the best. ever.

Crystal said...

OMG - that is so awesome! Isn't it great to have that stuff on video??? :)

joycooperwidding said...

What an adorable video! Annabelle is IN LOVE with Super Why...her absolute fave!