The girls were stringing beads the other day and Isabelle came to me with one of the lacing strings and communicated to me she wanted me to put the string on her in some way. Then she stuck her tongue out and panted like a dog. Immediately I knew she wanted me to ‘walk’ her like she walks Velvet. It was SO cute and I was bursting with pride that she had initiated her first imaginary game! We all dropped everything and I got the little pink leash we use for Velvet. Isabelle was thrilled to be the ‘puppy’, complete with wagging tongue 🙂 The girls ran around and around the house, laughing hysterically. You can even tell by the expression on her face how proud she is to be playing ‘her’ game!
After a few dozen trips around the house, Belle got tired of running and laid down for a quick read of “Oh, David!”, her VERY favorite book series (read: the only books she will sit down to read!) Then Sophie had her turn as the puppy, and the laughing ensued again. It was so awesome to witness Belle using her imagination! Makes a momma proud 🙂