Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Softer Touch of a Sister

Juli and John

Juli loves to spend time with her brother just cuddling with him or dancing to music with him. On this day, John and Juli were enjoying moving to the music. We introduced each of our children to music early in their lives. Music, like laughter is a common language that we all share. So before they could speak, music was used to communicate love and expression. The change in rhythm, tone and speed seem to challenge their little minds. When music is either played or sung for John, he focuses intently on your mouth as you mouth the words. As he has gotten older, he is beginning to pucker his mouth and give sustaining coos as if he is trying to sing along.


Jeanette said...

So sweet! My little bean was always fascinated when we were singing in church. She would do just what you are describing that John does... she would watch intently and then move her mouth. Now because I sign at my church, she watches me and moves her hands around. Music makes her wiggle in her seat and shake her head back in forth. It is the cutest thing ever! What a gift music is in our lives!

Amy said...

My name is Amy and I am friends with Becca Bates. We met through our daughters PT. I too have a daughter with DS, who was born on July 30, 2008. I have read some of your blog and have enjoyed reading it. Our babies are just 1 day apart. Thanks for your thoughts. It is so amazing how my world has opened up since having Sofia! our family blog page is . It really makes me happy to know that there are others out there in the same situation.