Friday, July 31, 2009
I finally completed a project that has been “in the making” FOREVER. This is a family picture book I created for Charlotte based on a project my Mom did for the ‘Not boys and a suggested project from Jan Parish (Early Literacy classes). Anyway, we “read” the book to Charlotte as one of her bedtime stories every night and she alternates between repeating the names back to us, kissing the picture or just pointing and saying the name without being prompted. Actually we kinda hide the book from her until the end of story time because she otherwise only wants to read THIS book. She just loves seeing all the people who love her every night and she is picking up their names so quickly. She can say Ramie, Cameron, Tony, Rose, and Brennan clear as day! I am thinking of making her a book of common things she sees every day like her Ducky, crib, bike, toy box, etc or her extended family and friends. I’ll let you know if I ever get there….
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Tonight Charlotte helped me “make” cookies for Daddy. I thought it would be best to start her baking with the easy (READ: less messy) stuff so break-away cookies it was! Charlotte liked “making cookies” but mostly she LOVED eating raw cookie dough. The first time she took a bite she made a face like she didn’t like it at all but about two seconds later she said “MORE” really loudly. She kept saying “MORE” until she could get her hands on another one. You can see the evidence in the pictures, the more cookies we put on the cookie sheet the bigger her bites got. Charlotte really enjoyed licking her fingers but was not as impressed with the baked cookies – go figure.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Tonight Grandma brought over a special treat for Charlotte – her first baby pool! It is the most adorable Giraffe pool and Charlotte just loved it. They spent the better part of an hour playing in the water - Charlotte was just laughing and squealing! She alternated between standing up and splashing back in the water, kissing the giraffe and making the biggest splashes she could. She had such a fun night with Grandma!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Lately we have been giving Charlotte a chance to practice drinking from a “big girl” cup. Here is a picture of her working new skills – her technique is pretty good! She still gets a lot of water down the front of her shirt but has learned to keep the cup upright and hold it with both hands!
Monday, July 6, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
|Charlotte with Cousin Lisa|