Cecilia is getting better and better at articulation and her vocabulary is growing, so some of our favorite pronunciations and made-up terms are things of the past. No more “y” for “l” – in fact, she is very careful to pronounce the “l” so it really stands out. That’s cute too, but we sure miss “yeyyow” and “yike.” Also gone, “ganks” for thanks. I do miss that one.
Things she says says though: “grill” for girl (Brian’s favorite); “squail” for squirrel; “scrunchy” for crunchy; “rake” for rack.
Today I heard a new one. I cooked a pasta dish with some wilted spinach in it. She told me she would try a bite of the “scrunched-up salad.”
I spent some time this week sorting and packing away little baby clothes. I have to admit, seeing the baby girl clothes again made me a wee bit wistful that we didn’t get to use all the cute little dresses this time.
Good thing I found a tiny flat cap at the consignment store. I think it’s the perfect antidote for that feeling.
It might be the cutest thing I’ve ever put on a baby head. Handsome little guy! Continue reading
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
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.
…oh, right. The blog thing. Continue reading
Sure, it’s been months since I posted at all. Many more since I posted regularly. I may be *slightly* behind. Well, nothing like a list of a budding toddler’s vocabulary to clear out the blog cobwebs, right?
This is a thing Cecilia does.
All’s well here in the Dolinar household. Grandad came for his visit and it was great.