Sunday, August 15, 2010

The art of play

It's really interesting to see the differences in the way Erin and Patrick play.  Take blocks for instance.  Erin haphazardly stacks them on top of each other, trying to see how high she can get the tower without really paying attention to how it'll balance.  I think she enjoys it falling over as much as she enjoys stacking them.
Patrick, however, is very methodical.  He starts with the thicker blocks so it's steadier, and always thinks a moment and then places the block very carefully.
This is his concentration face.  Matt makes the EXACT same face.
Another good comparison is the slide.  Erin is quite timid.  She need to be holding a hand to go down (though by the end of this particular playground trip we got her to start going down herself)
She was celebrating going down all by herself: "I did it, Mommy! I did it!!" and jumping up and down.
Patrick, however, is a little too fearless for my own comfort.  He was going down completely on his own within just a few minutes.
And we always love Gidget


Janice said...

I laughed soooo hard. Patrick does make the funniest faces.Those kids are so cute. Can't wait to see them again

*Fiona* said...

Gosh they both got sooooo big!!!!! They are so alike too, gorgeous eyes.