|she LOVES eggs|
-pretending her crib is a trampoline
-climbing into her "throne" and reading to herself
-pointing to everything still; this week she started waving regularly too
-adding "woof woof" and "puff puff" (mimicking a steam engine) to her repertoire of sounds
-learning and correctly identifying new objects daily, such as temple, shoes, ball, juice, banana, and baby
-loving all the "adult" food she can get - spaghetti is a new fave
|I hurried out of the kitchen when she was |
being too quiet and this is what I found : )
Also, she just LOVES reading. I'm not exaggerating when I say that she would rather do that than anything else - nothing is cuter than her picking up a big board book and bringing it over to wherever we are. As avid readers, we couldn't be prouder or more willing to comply with her reading desires. We introduced Chicka Chicka Boom Boom this past week and it's her new favorite, although she still loves her "classics" - Freight Train, Rainbow Fish, The Best First Book Ever, and Cuddles. You should see her face light up when we hold a book out to her - it is such a cool feeling to realize that she is soaking EVERYTHING up and learning so much, and really understanding what's going on. I love watching her learning process - she is SO SMART! I'm sure every parent says that, but really. This girl has a brain.
|"nooooo! pool, come baaaaaack!"|
We've been listening to a lot of music lately - Natalie loves dancing to Bruno Mars "Treasure" (SUCH a catchy song) and the new Jack Johnson CD is awesome. We've also been getting to know Seussical the Musical since I'm playing for that show next month - it has such a groovy overture! Classical music has been incorporated more as well - Natalie was introduced to the Rachmaninoff station on Pandora this week. I miss playing the piano - I need an excuse to practice. (Ha, a different sentiment if you asked me a year ago!)
I had my FINAL pregnancy appointment today - wooo! (At least until next time). Natalie was being destructive in the room so she got confined to the sink.
She still adores her Kitty - I think it is so cute to see her carrying it around so close to her chest. She also loves her blankie and occasionally pulls it out of the crib so she can lay down on the floor for cozies. She's a lot like her mommy that way : )
I know we say it every time, but we love our little girl more and more every day!