Saturday, March 22, 2008

Groundhog Day...

Yesterday Libi found her shadow for the first time. We were walking at Rio Norte after a visit to Daddy's classroom and there it was! She pointed, she looked at me, she looked at it. I tried to explain that wherever she went in life it would be there with her-- kinda like her old Mommy!

It is really fun to watch her these days. She does lots of talking, even when nobody is listening. She will sit and read stories to her dolls for quite a long time. If you listen very carefully you will hear lots of big girl words splashed in there (mostly out of context) but what an incredible little girl we have!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Old sickness, new tricks....

Libs and I are down with another cold. She and I have been hacking and dripping the days away. We contracted the cold in Reno and it is still hanging on strong! Today we did very little but rest and snuggle as we try to recuperate.

Libs has been doing lots of new things lately:

-she now says "cookie", "please" but it sounds like "peas", "puppy", "ruff", "'baa", "ssss" for a snake sound-- every day she seems to imitate new sounds. It has been so interesting to watch her develop language.

-she reads to herself-- the vowel / consonant combinations that come out of her mouth are amazing to me!

-she is really playing with her toys. She walks her baby dolls around and pats their back or gives them hugs. She pushes buttons on her toys and makes them sing and dance. She tries to write with crayons and pens.

-she is eating lots more table food-- it is really nice to be able to give her things off our plates at restaurants and family gatherings.

-my daughter is a dancer-- whenever we are out and we hear music she stops to dance. She puts one hand up in the air and shakes her hips (I'm not sure where she got this move from but it's pretty cute!)

-she is so fond of her "puppy" Tobee-- Libs likes nothing better than to share her food, pet and chase after her confused dog. The two of them will be best of friends when they get to understand each other better, now I spend most of my time saying "Libi, Tobee, Libi, Tobee" to try to get their attention.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Sickies in Reno...

We went with Daddy to the CADA convention for the second time in Libi's short life. She was again the hit of the show. She loved walking all around and exploring the hotel room and convention center. Unfortunately, both Mommy and Libi were sick during the trip so our side trips had to be cut down. We only got out to 2 scrapbook stores and the mall (where we lost a shoe). We had a lovely dinner with the Wm. S. Hart folks at Harrah's steakhouse, a nice quick dinner with Russ Peak, and a malt with Tyler Durman. It's always fun to spend time with our motivational speaker friends.

March is going to be busy for our family, but hopefully we'll be posting lots of pictures to keep you updated!