Monday, April 30, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Thanks for having us Diana!
Can you see the apprehension?
Isn't she a sweetheart?
So excited to see the sheep!
Kyrie was brave enough to let the cow lick her hand!
Nice looking chickens eh?
My farmer girl :-)
Her hair is just long enough for pigtails again :-)
All so interested
Ever try to get three two-year-olds to sit still and look at a camera? Not an easy task, I tell ya!
Thursday, April 19, 2012
- We love her to pieces!
- She has the most delicious giggle!
- She's a pest and enjoys pesting us. She'll offer you a cheerio, start to give it to you and then quickly pop it in her own mouth. It's a very fun game to play!
- She is very uncoordinated. She can only climb stairs on her hands and knees or if there is a railing and someone's hand to hold.
- She has an amazing imagination: she'll pretend that there's snow inside and 'throw' it in the air.
- She loves music and usually requests it several times a day and in the car.
- She's kind of clutzy: she'll run too fast or turn around and just fall over.
- She's a drama queen: she'll 'fall' over (which is really more like just sitting down) on purpose and then make a big deal about it and then, in this cute little serious voice, tell you that she fell.
- She loves songs with actions and is quite good at them.
- She can be a big suck and cry over silly things.
- She has a temper and is impatient when things don't go her own way: ie, the blanket is crumpled and in her efforts to uncrumple it she crumples it more.
- She's a goof and likes to show off.
- She hates hair or little fluffies: she will pick a tiny little hair/fluff off her plate and give it to you.
- She loves to be read too and would probably sit on my lap all day and read stories.
- She has an amazing memory(I think) and remembers things from months ago. For example, over Christmas my Aunts and Uncles came down and we spent a few hours at my parents with them eating supper and chatting. My Uncle Walter and Aunt Marsha brought their little dog, Frodo along. Well just a weeks ago Katie suddenly started talking about Uncle Walter and Frodo at supper time. I guessed right away who she was talking about, but to make sure, we asked what he(Frodo) said. Katie responded with a "woof! woof!" She then proceeded to match up the correct Aunt with the correct Uncle. It's not like we see them very often either. The last time we saw them was in August. She'll also remember places or details from just one interaction. We went for a walk around the block and saw a backhoe(or excavator...something big and yellow don't ask me!) and the next time we went for a walk around the block she wanted to go and see it and actually went the right way!
- She likes to be chased, but is sometimes really half scared. She knows it's a game and yet you can see this little glint of serious fright in her eyes.
- She's very cautious: she wants to hold my hand to go over a little bump.
- She's a mimicker. We really have to watch what we say around her as she'll just repeat it. She'll be in the kitchen, hear us say something, and then come running in the room repeating it. She also will mimick your actions--big time! Even when you think she isn't paying attention, she's noting it all down for future reference.
- She usually always asks to read the Bible after meal-time.
- She'll lie down on the floor a couple times a day with a blanket and stuffed animal and "sleep." It's like a powernap or something for her.
- She's learning to eat with her fork, but still thinks her fingers are faster.
- She's very observant, especially in the car and will point things out which I then have to search for.
- She talks, but really do I need to tell you that?
- She loves to help and brings things to the laundry, kitchen, bathroom etc for me. She'll also fetch for me when I'm nursing Emma, provided she can reach the object needing to be fetch :-)
- I almost can't talk about her in front of her. She'll remember what she did/said and try to recreate it. Ok if it was cute, not good if was something naughty.
- She still naps or at least is in her bed for 3ish hours each day. How long she actually sleeps I don't know, but she gets quiet time(and so do I) each day.
- She makes us laugh with her antics and goofiness.
- She LOVES showers and will ask for one if she hears it mentioned.
- Is loved so much by all her Opas & Omas, Grandpas & Grandma, Aunts & Uncles, Cousins and friends!
Wow, this is a long post, but good for my faulty memory!
Monday, April 16, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
Please excuse the cookie all over her face; we had just finished our snack :-)
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Ben made the section of the fence closest to the gate able to swing open so we can back up our car or Ben's truck into our back yard.
Monday, April 09, 2012
Saturday, April 07, 2012
Emma's schedule is still much the same as before.
7:30/8am wake and nurse. She then sits in her bouncy chair. She's usually awake for a good hour before she falls back to sleep.
10/10:30 nurse Lies play in playpen until she falls asleep
1/1:30 nurse and sleep
4/4:30 nurse and play. She usually fusses more around supper, so the swing is just lovely!
6ish nurse and fuss
7:30/8ish nurse and off to bed
4:30am nurse(or 6:30 if she's feeling generous)
Emma loves her bouncy chair and actually kicks at the toys hanging down. Katie would just lie there and never really kicked, but Emma kicks a lot, so she usually hits the toys and actually bounces in the chair!
I just got her bumbo chair out a few weeks ago; she was a bit wobbly at first, but in the last week she seems to be ok in it for a little while.
She loves faces and people talking to her. She's such a people person! She can be crying away in her playpen and as soon as you go and talk to her, she's just fine.
Emma is full of smiles. Katie was a good smiler, but I think Emma smiles even more and there's a real connection when she looks at you. It's like she totally understands what you're saying. So fun!
She's finally found her thumb in earnest now. She usually sucks it when she's falling asleep and sometimes just randomly too. It's funny though because sometimes she has trouble finding it and she'll get really mad and make really loud sucking/chopping noises accompanied by screaming until she finds it. She doesn't want any help, mind you, so we just have to let her find it on her own.
Emma is a crier; she'll just cry and cry for no reason at all. I can ignore it pretty well but it does wear on me after a while. The last couple days she's been much better; I think we may have turned a corner! Dare I hope?
Here are some pictures of our three-month old cutie pie! I couldn't pick just one!