Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Lazy Sunday Morning

Hanging out in a basket

Thursday, October 21, 2010


This girl

It's the last thing we do before bed.  It's the first thing we do in the morning.  As soon as her feet hit the ground in the morning she heads to the bookshelf.  She is sometimes content with flipping through a book by herself, but usually she wants us to read to her.  When she approaches you with a book in her arms and looks up at you with those big blue eyes, you have to just stop what you're doing and sit down...and read (even Rob, who hates to read, will do this).   She really prefers reading to playing with toys, although she does like puzzles.

Also, you read what she wants to read.  She picks out the books.  She will let you know what she doesn't want to read, too.  She's open to suggestions, but if she's not into it within the first few pages, she's on to something else.  What cracks me up is the fact that she'll repeatedly pull books off the shelf that she doesn't want to read.  She's brought me Green Eggs and Ham at least 30 times but I've never got past the third page of "SAM I AM!" without her running away.

Her favorite this week and last?  Dr Seuss's ABC.  This is by far the longest book we've ever repeatedly gotten through, and I have the entire thing memorized.  She can successfully identify the A, B, and C on the cover (yeah, yeah, I'm sure it's just memorization). 

She also takes her control-freak show on the road.  At daycare they tell me she is such a good helper with the books.  Avery will take the book back to the bookshelf and pick out the next one to bring back to the circle.  She also amazes (their word!) the teachers with her ability to identify animals in various books.

I love to read and always have so this tickles me pink.  I know that toddler interest in things is always changing and I realize next week she may not want to pick up a book.  But I hope her zeal for reading continues.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Halloween Spirit

We're getting in the Halloween spirit around here.
Candy Corn wreath
Treat bag Uncle Stephen got her
Bumblebee costume purchased on Ebay for $5
Trip to the pumpkin patch

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Is This Normal?

I'm mainly referring to the 4 plates (!) notation.  But please note that she also had a banana, TWO yogurts, and cereal for breakfast. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thursday Thoughts

I don't really have anything to comprise an entire post, so how about some random thoughts...

When is this word explosion supposed to happen?  She says about 5 words on a regular basis. 

She knows the sign for "more" and is starting to abuse it.  For a while, I thought it was so cute I would give her more of whatever she wanted when she did the sign.  The other night I ran a bubble bath and as soon as I put her in the tub she looked at the bubbles and urgently started signing "more."  So I pulled out a total mom phrase and said "Play with the bubbles you have, then we'll talk about more."

I think I want her to be a bumblebee for Halloween.  And of course I want the $50 costume from Etsy.  There's no way I'm paying $50 though.  Has anyone seen black and yellow tights/leggings/leg warmers?

We went to the zoo a couple weeks ago. 
I don't care who you are-that's just funny.

Sometimes, if Rob is dressed by the time I leave for work, he and Avery go outside and wave bye to me as I leave.  It's pretty much the cutest.thing.ever.

Avery is obsessed with crayons.  She loses her composure when you have to take them away.  She has already began a mural on the wall of our office.  Yay.

After bathtime Avery wants you to squirt lotion on her hands.  But instead of rubbing it in, she freezes up and does this hilarious/creepy laugh.  I have to try to get it on video.

Baby Bronx was born yesterday.  What a sweetie!