Archive for September, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

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Wordless Wednesday

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Friday, September 2nd, 2011

I love kid speak.  Not goo-goo gaa-gaa but names they give things or mispronunciations that you just can’t correct because it’s so darn cute.  That, and it doesn’t last long because eventually they learn the right words and you are once again reminded of how quickly they grow!

Noah mostly speaks properly at this point but Kate…. ohh dear, sweet Kate…

First of all, Kate never.stops.talking.  NEVER!  She cannot have silence – ever!  When she runs out of things to say or questions to ask, she sings.  The rides in the car have never felt longer because although I love hearing her voice… everything is better in moderation.  At any rate, some of the things she says are quite funny and cute.

When we get home from anywhere, she bolts for the front door.  She won’t come in until she gets to ring the “ding dong” (doorbell) and she’s very emphatic!

Goggles are “giggles” and she lost her brand new pair at the bottom of the pool at the Y.

Now that she’s potty trained (thank God!) she wears pannies.  Don’t call them panties, you will be corrected!

She loves the beach, especially the sand.  She builds with buckets and shubbles.  Yeah, shubbles, you know, the things you scoop up sand with?

Her stuffed animals (that she carries around and distributes among the members and guests of our home) are very simply named.  She loves kitty, elephant, puppy, and ooofy (her other puppy).

She loves to sing her abc’s.  Unfortunately they go like this – abcdefghijklmnopqrStuvwSy and Z.  Someday she’ll learn the difference between S and X, but not today.

She never counts 3.  Her class makes her count when she washes her hands – 1 bubble, 2 bubble… up to 10 bubble when she rinses her hands.  She always skips 3 and goes from 2 to 4 every time.  She knows 3 but apparently isn’t a fan.

“You’re SO SO SO SOOOO BEAUTIFUL”!  It doesn’t hurt to hear it everyday but she wants you to say it back, and she’ll tell you that too!

She’s also very in touch with her feelings and always wants to know if you’re “happy at her”.  No matter what you answer you then get the barrage – “Are you happy at Noah? Are you happy at Daddy?  Are you happy at sharks?”.  SHARKS!?  WTH!?!?

She’s also very into favorites.  That’s her favorite color (she usually has 3 or 4), that’s her favorite dinner (rice, always), that’s her favorite toy (the one Noah is holding)…. she’s quite a character.  She’s also my favorite girl!

37 and counting!

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Today is my parents’ 37th wedding anniversary!  They’ve been through so much and literally challenged and thrived through each of their vows – in good times and in bad, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health…

And while they may not be perfect (and, really, who is?), they are my parents and I love them – to the moon and back!

Happy anniversary mom and dad!  May you love and honor each other all the days of your lives!