Mabel is suddenly adept at pouring sand. Friday afternoon I took her (all warmly dressed) to our favorite Chinatown playground. She headed straight for the sand table.
The expression of emergency (plus dramatic finger-pointing) in the picture immediately above happened when Mabel dropped her paper cup full of sand and saw it spill all over the ground. Characteristically, she did not cry or complain, but simply raised the alarm so things could be fixed.