About a month ago, Chloe came down with strep throat. When we went to pick up her antibiotic prescription, I also bought her a couple of fun books to keep her busy while she was stuck at home being sick. One of those was a book about how to play the string game Cat's Cradle, and do several other string figures (which is apparently what they are called). It came with a brightly colored string all ready to go and she and I spent a lot of time that day learning how to do it (or, in my case, relearning).
Now, Chloe wears that string around her wrist every day (on the wrist that isn't already full of Bendy/Silly/Krazy Bandz) and is always practicing different figures. She has been working really hard on learning the Jacob's Ladder, and last night she finally got it right. Bria has had it for weeks, and Chloe has been dying to do it just as well as her big sister. I wish I would have had the video camera when she did it perfectly for the first time. She turned her hands over, fully expecting it to be all messed up yet again, but when it was a perfect Jacob's Ladder she gasped, then squealed and then dropped all the string because she was so excited.
This picture was taken this afternoon. Jacob's Ladder: perfect in every way.
PS I have a post up at Mormon Mommy Blogs again today. I only just realized. It actually goes pretty well with my whole theme of refocusing on the things that really matter. Read it here.