Some little quotes and such

Cecilia’s beloved teacher moved away last month. As a going-away present, she gave each of her students a watch. Now, Cecilia has been begging for a watch for months. For a while, she would take some of Simon’s chain-link teethers and wear them as watches. But this watch, you know, actually gave the time. Plus it lit up and flashed if you pushed its buttons. It was a dream come true.

She’s been learning some about time – not enough to totally tell time, but enough to know that bedtime is after 7, for example, and nap is over at 3.

Which is why she burst out of her room in the middle of naptime today, announcing “Mom, it was getting close to 2 o’clock. I’m so, so happy about that.” Continue reading


Remember this?

I’ve been thinking lately, man, it would be nice to have a spot to write down the funny little things Cecilia says and does – and Simon too, as he grows – so that I can come back to them down the road and other interested parties (coughcough grandparents) can see them too.

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She amazes me

Can you believe Cecilia will be six months old tomorrow! That’s half a year! When, how, did that happen? She is constantly growing more capable and confident. I love getting to watch her learn and develop – it’s fascinating, and I’m often amazed at how much she takes in and figures out for herself.

First, there’s her sheer size. Her 6-month well visit isn’t for another two weeks so I’m not sure of her weight, but when I stand on the scale then pick her up it reads a difference of 16 pounds. An inaccurate measure, but probably not too far off. This morning I put her in 9-month clothing and it’s only a little big. Her 6-month stuff was really starting to stretch out!

You can see the stretch a bit here, in the feet and around the diaper.

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