Finally, one of the things that occupy a large amount of Katie's time anymore is babysitting her granddaughter while mom and dad work. Anna spends several days every week at our home and although she is barely a year old she probably sees Katie as much or more than she sees her parents. She is just starting to talk and recognize words, associate words with things, mimic, and becoming more mobile. To observe a child at this age is truly a marvel. They are learning words, exploring, connecting the dots and require constant attention because of their new-found mobility. One day while I was at work Katie asked the question "where is pop?" (That is what she calls me) Without pause she looked into the kitchen! Yes even our little granddaughter associates me with being in the kitchen preparing meals, cleaning up, cleaning counters, doing laundry and folding clothes, all of which take place in that part of the house.
I could go on and on with examples but will call it quits for now. Love all of you that read, enjoy, and take the time to respond to the words on these blog posts.