Monday, 23 November 2009

Keeping busy

Darling Kay - this has been a fairly hectic few weeks. It seems that winter has arrived in earnest and the rest of 2009 is slipping away faster than I can fill our days. You are getting taller by the day, and your vocabulary is developing at a scary rate. You can count from 1-6, you can complete your Melissa and Doug alphabet jigsaw that Nanna and Granda brought you back from holiday, and you now repeat almost everything that is said to you. Your words are getting clearer too - so it is not just Mummy who understands you while other people think she is mad!!

You brush your own teeth now, drink your milk from a 'big girl cup' (sometimes, other times you tip it over the side of your high chair!), and as we have discovered you can also open the front door yourself and go for a wee walk up the street. We have had to start turning the lock in the door now, but I would think it won't be long until you work out how to unlock it too!

We have our Jo Jingles on Tuesdays and toddler group on Wednesday - both of which you love. We still try to see L&I at least once a week, and you are getting much more confident about being around people you don't know and mixing with other children. You even made your first craft at toddler group - a 'No-mah' (snowman) from cardboard and cottonpuffs!

We have had Nanna and Granda back from Texas for a few weeks now which is lovely. We are going to go up there this week to stay with them for a few days while Daddy is over in DesMoines. Nanna is going to look after you so that I can slip up to Belfast and do some Christmas shopping. When you come along everything takes much longer because you are determined to touch every single thing we walk past. You don't pull them, or try to lift things you aren't supposed to, you just want to touch them to see what they feel like - which is lovely if we aren't pushed for time, but you get royally ticked off if you are hurried along to someone else's agenda!

This weekend you helped me with the crossword in The Times - you were going for the freehand approach and not bothering too much with the clues or getting the letters in the boxes but it made for an interesting afternoon!


Heidi Pocketbook said...

I'm so glad you're back! I've missed your updates :-) I can't believe how grown up BabyKay is now (more like pre-schoolerKay!).

Hope all is well there, and as always, I'm so glad you stopped by my blog☺

Elena said...

Amelie is getting so big. I just love it when they start talking. They are so cute to hear and they are so happy to be able to express themselves. Mary really loved brushing her teeth too. The only thing I had to watch was how much tooth paste she wouls put on. She thought the tooth paste was candy. She kept taking the tooth brush out of her mouth and saying, "Its delicious!" Have a wonderful day dear friend. Elena

Lisa @ akawest said...

She is sooo cute! You do realize that she is a genius, right? There are three year olds who can't count!

Bri joins me in the excitement. She sat next to me, and we both read your post, wishing we were there.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Glad you're back!!! My son Michael use to do that opening the door and going for a visit with the neighbors. Scared me to death the first time! Yes, you need to put a higher lock on the door. We don't want to lose our precious little one! Great picture of her helping you! Enjoy your week! Thanks for your comment yesterday!!!

BECKY said...

Hi my friend,

Isn't it such a delight to just see how their little minds work? My Grandy Em is 4 and she is just so smart, but so incredibly silly and imaginative, too. One of her favorite things to do is repeat word for word something she has heard on the tv or radio, and it is absolutely hilarious! She's just a little nut!

I love seeing you in this pic too, sweet friend. Be sure and give her a squeeze from me!!

Have a wonderful week!
Much Love,