We've been working on a new skill - retrieving the mail. It might not sound like much, but for Brielle, it's a stretch.
After navigating our three steps off the front porch, she has to walk up our sloping driveway. Then, after opening the mailbox and retrieving the mail....
..she has to shift the mail into her right hand to leave the left hand free to close the mailbox.
But, oh the pride in successfully retrieving the mail for us! Then it's back down the sloping driveway and up the front steps again -- all while carrying the mail.
She's also started to take mail to the mailbox! Down the steps, up the sloping driveway, shift mail to right hand while opening the mailbox...
..close the box and up goes the flag!
Now when the mail carrier drives off, she is so excited she can hardly wait to get on her shoes and go out to retrieve our mail.
Now if only she could pay those pesky bills that arrive in the daily mail, too! :)
(PS These pictures were taken BEFORE she broke her toe a couple of days ago.....)