Trying to understand where all that brilliance came from
Nieve is a perceptive little girl - she seems remarkably astute for someone who still wears diapers. It's fun to watch her take inventory of things and people around her, but it's a challenge if you hope to employ the 'out of sight, out of mind' approach to breaking her fixation on something she wants but cannot have.
"Daddy, if you think the leaves are impressive when backlit, check out my hair!"
On our post dinner stroll Nieve noticed the waining sunlight filtering through a Japanese Maple. The backlight leaves glowed a brilliant scarlet and the gentle breeze made them sway and sparkle. Nieve let out a little yelp, toddled quickly over to the leaves, and played with them, trying to understand what made them look so alive. Like the leaves, she was beautiful to watch.