Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas in November

Grandma not only couldn't wait until Christmas to give her gift to Birdie, but she couldn't even wait until Thanksgiving! When she came in to visit, she gave Birdie this cute horse. Birdie didn't mind. :) She loves "Macaroni."
This sweet little bathrobe was an early gift from our neighbors. Doesn't she look like such a big kid, if you ignore the pacifier, of course.

Friday, December 17, 2010

My girl loves to party all the time....

Our adorable neighbor had her 4th birthday party a couple of weekends ago, and I'm finally getting around to posting pictures. Birdie had a blast, despite the always serious look on her face.
Trying to figure out how to get to the candy inside:
I made the cake for G's birthday present from us. She had a My Little Pony theme.
Birdie found this singing chipmunk in the house and became attached.
What's funny is that Birdie had never seen cotton candy in her life up to this point. However, the second she saw it come out of the machine, she knew she had to have it. Eating cotton candy is very serious business.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

signs, signs, everwhere there's signs

Birdie has been able to do some signs for communicating for a while. I think David thought it was a bit hokey when I first suggested doing it back at 6 months, but it definitely makes life easier when trying to understand what she wants. She can say most of these words now, but she usually just shows the sign and says the word at the same time. These are all the signs I can think of that she knows.

  • milk
  • drink--She made this one up by herself.
  • cracker
  • food
  • more
  • baby
  • all done
  • banana
  • book
  • nurse--By the way, it's been about a month and there have only been three days that she hasn't asked me to nurse. Don't think I haven't thought about how she'll react when the baby's here, although when she asks, I always tell her that she's a "big girl" and "only babies do that." She usually accepts that. But, good grief, give it up already, kid!
  • swings--She made this one up, too; it's pretty hilarious, and I plan to get it on video one of these days.

So anyway, the point of all this is to explain this picture. Birdie loves bows in her hair and always asks to have a bow in her hair, but she inevitably takes it out of her hair about 4 seconds after it's in there. So, the other day I put one in and showed her in a mirror, and she signed for "more." She kept saying "more" after I put each one in. Once she had them all in, I just had to take her picture. She is actually smiling in this picture, because the only way I can get her to smile for the camera is by asking, "Can you laugh?"

Monday, December 13, 2010

Daddy and Birdie

Birdie and Daddy take a bath together most nights. And, like every other kid I know, Birdie LOVES bubbles.
We've come full circle with sleep--back to sleeping with us. In the past month, she's had about three nights that were completely "through the night" from 8/9pm to 6/7am. (I know! It only took 16 months!) However, now she's started this thing where she wants to snuggle with us. It started with naps. She wakes up at the old 30-minute mark again and wants to be held to go back to sleep. And now, it has moved into night sleeping, and she wants to sleep with us. But, I'm not complaining. Anything would have been better than what it used to be!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

way behind...

So, I just found these pictures on our little camera, and I realized I never posted about Thanksgiving. Grandma and Aunt Stacy came to visit, and we had a great time. I took full advantage of a house full of babysitters and got caught up on all of my photo editing and Christmas card orders. So, that meant David was left to cook the entire Thanksgiving dinner. He did an excellent job, and everything was de-lish! Here he is with Bebe's dressing. Grandma and I are making homemade gravy and homemade cranberry sauce in the bottome picture. Yum!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Let's go fly a kite!

I love living in a place where we can put up a Christmas tree and fly a kite in short-sleeves in the same week.