Friday, March 30, 2012

Dress Up





Here lately, you enjoy playing "dress up" with anything laying around the house which is usually laundry. You are wearing two pairs of Momma's underwear in the above picture LOL! You also love putting Daddy's ties around your neck and have even been trying on our shoes. This is from a few months ago, but was the first time you wore my shoes.




Love,
Momma

Friday, March 23, 2012

Stickers




One of your favorite activities is sticking stickers! You've been able to do this fine motor skill for awhile and it amazes me. You an apply them all - even the tiniest ones. We have had lots of sticker mishaps too. Someone (not naming any names) let you stick stickers all over the coffee table. And, not a day goes by that I don't think I find one on your foot.

Love,
Momma

Friday, March 16, 2012

Best. Cat. Ever.


If I said it once, I'll say it a thousand times, Sam is really the best cat ever. He loves you and is so patient and gentle with you.

He usually just takes it, but every now and then when he has had enough, he does hiss a little. However, he is your best friend and I do think he enjoys a certain amount of the attention. And, you love him. Every time you see him you point at him or pat him and say "cat".

Love,
Momma

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Build-a-Bear





We had your first Build-a-Bear experience a little early! I wanted to wait until you were old enough to understand, but we went out of town over the weekend for a quick get-away to Shreveport and they had a store there, so we decided to do it. You loved the fluffy, super-soft dog, so we got an extra for you to hold while she was filling yours. We had them put in a "bark" sound. The noise of the filling machine upset you and when the dog was done, you wanted both the filled and unfilled one, so that was tough. Momma was still a little ambivalent until they put the bows on her ears and then she fell in love! And, the fact that you said "dog" when you got it and are just completely in love with it and haven't put it down since you got it just completely melts my heart! You even are dinner with her and took her to the playground. I'm so happy that we built one so early!





Love,
Momma

Friday, March 9, 2012

Run, Run, Run





You don't walk much anymore, you RUN at full speed! Most of the time, you do great, but every now and then you trip. You are also doing well with stairs and starting to really enjoy dancing when music comes on.




*Note: Please ignore the chocolate all over your face. Girl Scout cookies just came in and your are in heaven.

Love,
Momma

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Words

You are doing good with words, but your talking hasn't exploded yet. However, you understand everything that I say and it amazes me! I feel sure that any day you'll start saying a million things. You jabber all the time and do great with the words that you already know. You are also identifying the parts of your body. And, you are doing a little sign language. I'm just in awe of you!

Here's a list of words that you can say so far:
1. Momma
2. Daddy
3. All Done (all duh)
4. Cat
5. Teeth
6. Yea!
7. Paci (Ci)
8. Drink (dink)
9. Hi
10. Bye

Also, you say something that is very close to cookie, but I can't ever figure out exactly what you are saying. I also think I heard you say "eat" earlier today. You've also made up a few words. You say "E-ya-e-ya-e-ya" when you want to be picked up. You say "yeah" when you want me to turn on another cartoon. And you are saying something like "e" for "read". You are signing "all done", "more", "bye" and "hi". It won't be long before I won't even be able to count the words you are saying!

Here you are saying and signing "all done".

Love,
Momma

Monday, March 5, 2012

Swimming Lessons

We had your first day of swimming lessons today. I would like to say that you had a wonderful time, but you had a LOT of separation anxiety at the beginning, which I kinda anticipated. :( Fortunately, you had a patient instructor named Rosalyn who was super sweet! Momma brought you a paci after 15 minutes and that helped a lot and you were able to enjoy the last 10 minutes of your lesson! You definitely weren't scared of the water. Here's a few of the pictures that I was able to get. Unfortunately, I couldn't stay and watch you very much because it was making things worse. 5 more lessons so hopefully things will go better next time! You sure were cute in your new outfit!






Love,
Momma

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Book Love

Finally, the day has come that I've been dreaming about - the day that you would rather me read a book to you than watch Yo Gabba Gabba! You LOVE books! Your favorite is Peter Pan, which is surprising because it has a lot of words and very few pictures. You do have issues with new books that we haven't read before. You started throwing any new book that I showed you. Then, I decided I would try just reading it to you despite all your fussing. This worked and you are now warming up to new books. We took you to the bookstore the other night and let you pick out a few new books. You discovered books with sound and were instantly in love. :) I've been reading to you on demand. I will admit there are a few books that I'd rather not read 20 times a day, but I'm so excited that you are enjoying reading that I don't mind.





Love,
Momma