Friday, September 29, 2006

My funny little kiddo - Status Update

Lately, The Kid's sense of humor has really been showing itself. For awhile now, she will crawl around and 'meow' and pretend she's a cat. Last night at dinner, we were talking and out of nowhere she just looks at us and said 'MEOW!' Funny stuff. I think she will have a dry, off-the-wall sense of humor like me. And that makes me very happy.

Another recent funny story...we were in the car yesterday and she wanted to pretend going 'night-night'. Usually, that means we close our eyes and I make funny snoring sounds. I was driving, so I just started snoring. I think she really thought I was asleep and she was screaming at me from the back seat, "NO! NO! 1, 2, 2, FEE!" (when she's naughty, I count to 3 and then she better stop or else). I nearly wet myself I laughed so hard.

She has been making some slow, but steady advances in speech. She tries to say a lot more than she would before. In fact, she seems to say new words better than a few of her first words. Her favorite word right now is NO. Any question, just assume that the answer is no. Most of the time, that will be screamed or said in her most demented voice. A close second would be OW. This appears to be her cunning attempt at a cuddle and kisses. I'm not complaining, because she's generally so busy that both of those are few and far between. When I come home from work, it is like pulling teeth to get a hug out of her. But she also has quickly figured out how to work the system. If there is something she doesn't want to do, that is usually when she is at her huggiest. Time for a diaper change? NO, it's time for hugs!!! Time for bed? NO, silly momma! It's time to cuddle and give kisses!

But, I would guess that, she probably has about 30-40 words under her belt. About 6 months ago, she maybe could say 5 words. I hear other parents talk about their kids having a language explosion, and while I wouldn't go that far, I think maybe her fuse has been lit. It might be a pretty long one, but it is burning. I'm still anxious for the day we can have actual conversations, but I do think that day will come.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Happy Birthday, Auntie J!!!!

Today is Auntie J, my big sister's, birthday. I couldn't have asked for a better sister. J has always been there for me and has especially been a huge support (along with Grandmumsy!) over the past couple of years as I've made my way to becoming a mom. I love you so much, J, and am so glad you are my sister. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Auntie J, the early years

That's Auntie J on the right. Why were we having a picnic in the baby pool? Beats me!
Is that Sven, the Swedish foreign exchange student helping to hold me up on the snowy mountain? NO! It's Auntie J rockin' a serious Cousin Oliver hairdo. But, check out my fancy socks with my moccassins.....and shorts. SWEET!
That's DJ J bustin' a move on her (15th?) birthday. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, September 26, 2006


Congratulations to Sherri for knowing that 'Say Something with a Hat Day' was from one of the best movies of all time....

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Horn Tootin'

And just because I've had a couple of snarky comments from people for not updating for awhile.....

I made The Kid this ultra hip and cool poncho. Isn't it neat? I did such a good job. Yay me!!
Too bad it's about 3 years from fitting! Posted by Picasa

Say Something with a Hat Day

We went to the *Ultimate Party Superstore* this weekend to try and find the perfect Halloween costume. I have it narrowed down to two choices, but I didn't find quite what I wanted. Anyway, while we were there we took the time to try on a few of the more entertaining hats.

**And I'll give a "Shout Out" to anyone who knows what movie today's title is from.** (Auntie are not eligible.)

That's a chicken hat.

Land ho, mateys! Arrrrr.
It was great when it all began.
I was a regular Frankie fan.... Posted by Picasa

Monday, September 11, 2006


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At the 9/11 memorial

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Just after her bath

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Auntie J wearing The Kid's crocs Posted by Picasa

Heavens Yes!

My crown MUST be straight. Posted by Picasa

The Little Pumpkin Princess

Note the mess behind was a rainy, rainy weekend Posted by Picasa