I really feel that if all the kids had been at school that day, she wouldn't have had the quiet and time to follow through on this endeavor. She was able to put the time in for trial and error and get to the end product. With no one bothering her, trying to do it with her or for her, and no one there to take the pieces away. Having that space sometimes is truly magical.
She looked up after I snapped the photo and had the biggest grin on her face, and said to me, "Look Michelle." (I love the way she says my whole name). I sat next to her and she showed me how she did it, completing the tower several more times, and then got up and tried to walk away, but we gathered the pegs up together and put it away. I noticed she took the pegs down at least once everyday after that, practicing and enjoying the taste of success. She is growing and learning so much, so fast.