Friday, April 23, 2010

Monkeying around

Little is growing up WAY too fast! She is running now, none of this slow granny hobble! She is desperate to be able to jump. She really thinks she can jump and practices all the time. She gets up on her tippy toes but never leaves the ground. When she does this in public strangers all stop to watch and laugh.

She is expanding her very small vocabulary and surprises us with a new word here and there. Her favorite words right now are...shit ear (sit here). She has found this is useful for so many things. She can tell us to sit somewhere, tell Winsty to sit, and point at her plate to tell us to shit ear (put more food on her plate).

She has been displaying some two year old like behavior recently. Her little mini tantrums are almost funny. She is still getting teeth, again slow as molasses for her age. I think her crabbiness is more related to teething than it is terrible two's but time will tell.

She is currently obsessed with Curious George and all things related to him. She watches the videos and could read the books all day. She makes monkey sounds whenever she see's him and pounds her chest like a monkey (or ape). She is also very interested in shish (fish) and tata's (turtles). She is also extremely fond of her best friend Kat. She can say Kat and when they are together they have to hold hands with each other and repeat each others names over and over. Kat just had her second birthday and I think Lily had as much fun as if it was her own birthday. It is so nice they are at an age where they don't really "get" that the gifts aren't for them. She was happy to help open gifts and play with them and then go home.

She recently had her first doughnut and surprised me that she picked out a sprinkle one and ate half of it! I guess she has a sweet tooth after all. Still her father's daughter though, he likes doughnuts too. Maybe it is a little Grampy England in her?

We have had hints of Spring here and there and take full advantage of any sunshine. We made popsicles out of yogurt and juice. Lily really liked it, for about three bites, then it became a toy to swing around and taunt the dog with. She loves when he chases her. She could spend all day in the backyard. We have to trick her to get her to come in the house. Let's just say her clothes are not going to last long with all her dirt digging and rolling around on the ground.
We have found a preschool with a two year old class for Lily in the fall. She will go for two and a half hours twice a week. She loved our open house visit and hopefully it will be an easy transition in the fall. It will be nice for her to have time with other kids her age away from mom. She was sold when she saw the big indoor play structure with a slide.

We have a busy May coming up with a visit from Grandma and Grampy England, some Mommy get away time when Kristen comes to visit from Madison, and a trip to Carpinteria at the end of May. We will also have the big 20 week ultrasound at the beginning of May and get to find out if Lily will have a brother or sister. We can't wait to find out.

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