- Bobby Shafto
- Bobby Shafto's gone to sea, silver buckles on his knee,
He'll come back and marry me, Bonny Bobby Shafto
Bobby Shafto's tall and slim, he's always dressed so neat and trim
The lasses they all smile at him! Bonny Bobby Shafto
Bobby Shafto's tall and fair, combing down his yellow hair;
He's my love forever more, Bonny Bobby Shafto!
Here are some sights around our house that Elizabeth likes to look at. She also likes to reach out and touch these things if she can. She looks at all sorts of other things, but she is consistently fascinated by these particular sights. I think she likes the patterns and colors.
Couch cushion with squares
Couch cushion with stripes
Holly Hobby quilt ties
The other thing that never fails to capture her attention is the balloon. She likes to see the colors and shiny mylar. She likes to hold it in her hand and make it crinkle and move, but what she really loves is to watch it float up to the ceiling. She really seems to understand physics and that gravity usually makes things fall down, and that this is magical somehow.
I finally figured out how to compress my video for youtube, so here's Elizabeth talking about her rattle.
PS: I forgot to write what I really wanted to say about all the things she looks at. Elizabeth does a lot of communicating with her eyes. In the case of the balloon for instance, she'll look at the balloon, then when she notices that I've noticed her looking, she'll look at me, then look at the balloon, then look at me kind of sideways. This is my cue to pull the balloon down. Her eyes will get all big and excited at this point, and she'll often reach out and grab at the balloon. Next, she'll look at the balloon, then look at me, then look at the ceiling, repeating this a few times till I get the message and let the balloon go. It floats up and bounces off the ceiling making Elizabeth gleeful and ready for the whole process to start again.