Thursday, August 28, 2008
) that said that preschoolers Annabeth's age say the funniest things. It is so true. Here are a few of the latest..
Sometimes Annabeth misspeaks certain words, especially when she is emotional...
We were at a parade last weekend with our friends the Junglings, and the kids were picking up all kinds of candy being thrown from the floats. At one point, Annabeth excitedly asked me, "Mommy, can I see her pollilop?!"
Annabeth then spent the afternoon with the Junglings, and "Aunt" Kelly told me that sometimes when Annabeth said her name, she would say "Annabeth" and sometimes she would say "Annageth". I heard her do this last night when we were over at our neighbors' house. I don't know if it's because she's a little shy being around people she's not used to, or what, although she usually warms up very quickly.
Annabeth also likes to make up words, both in English and in Spanish. (she's learning some Spanish words, courtesy both of Grandma and Dora the Explorer) Her spanish mostly consists of little slang phrases ("I want to go mimis" for I want to take a nap, "I have a yaya" when she gets hurt) Tonight she used another slang phrase her grandma taught her quite appropriately. We were eating dinner and she accidentally dropped something, and said, "Ay Carumba!" (she also likes to say "Ay Chihuahua!")
Lately when I carry her up the stairs, she hangs onto me and says, "I'm your little monkey." Yesterday, she said, "I'm the baby monkey, you're the mama monkey - let's go to the branch."
Friday, August 22, 2008
This past week at home, Annabeth has been hiding her eyes against the kitchen cabinet, and saying "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, ready or not, here I go!" Then she takes off running.
Sometimes she's just standing in the middle of the hallway, and she says, "1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, go!" and takes off running.
Another funny moment from lunch yesterday... Annabeth was drinking a glass of water, and looked up at me and said, "I'm giving my lips a bath."
Monday, August 18, 2008
Here is Annabeth looking out our front door with the reflected rainbow showing off the glass.
Mommy and Annabeth with the rainbow..
Here is a view of the double rainbow.
Here you can see how green it is around here now, and just under the rainbow, though it's a little hard to see, are some sunflowers. We have had beautiful sunflowers here the past few weeks
We had some fun playing in the water and splashing in the puddles on the porch. Annabeth really enjoyed making footprints, and here is a picture of Daddy, Mommy, and Baby footprints. :)
Saturday, August 16, 2008
She's starting to recognize the emotions of herself and others and communicate them to us. Yesterday she told me, "I'm mad. Grandma told me to put my toys away and I don't want to and I'm mad." She also tells me when she and others are sad and happy.
I think one of the hardest things for a toddler is that they have such strong emotions, and at times have trouble communicating them. One of our friends gave Annabeth a book shortly after she was born (when her own boys were in their toddler and preschool days) called "My Many Colored Days" by Dr. Seuss. I think I see why this is such an appropriate book for kids (and parents of kids!) that are Annabeth's age.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Last night and the night before at dinner, when Annabeth asked for tea and Pat gave her some from his cup, she said. "Thank you for sharing!"
Annabeth has learned pretty well over the last few months to say "May I.... please?" when she wants something or wants to do something. She gets a little confused when she wants to ask someone else to do something for her, though, and it sounds something like, "May I, you, carry me up the stairs please?" She's definitely trying, though, and has the concept, which is great.
This is not related to manners, but just something funny that Annabeth said. Today at church and this evening when we were snuggling for a few minutes after her nap, she rubbed my arm and said, "I'm petting you."