Thursday, March 12, 2009


Happy Birthday to me!

Just popping in to chronicle baby cuteness: yesterday I was folding laundry on the living room floor, and Valerie picked up one of Terry's shirts and pulled it up, covering her face. Then she threw her arms down with a big grin - peekaboo! (She didn't say it, but the intention was clear!) I was so tickled! She did it over and over again, and every time I'd say "wheeeere's Baby? There she is!" It was awesome.

In the bath last night, I was squirting a steady stream of water from one of her bath toys, and she kept trying to grab the stream with her little pincher grasp, with both hands. Soooo cute.

I almost thought we had a first word - she's been saying "awa" (agua = water in Spanish) at appropriate times - when grabbing her water bottle, when getting in the bath, when watching water pour in the washing machine. But then she started saying it apparently at random, so I'm not sure. I'm also trying to figure out whether her little pinchy-finger movement sometimes means she wants cheerios? It's very similar to the sign for "duck" in our baby animal signs book, but she doesn't seem to associate it with her rubber ducks.

Anyway, that was it for my break - back to the exam! TTFN...


Heather said...

Happy Birthday!!

Rachel said...

Happy birthday!

LG does the same thing with words. He'll say them for the appropriate thing for a day or even a week, and then suddenly he says it all the time. I think it is their way of learning.

tara said...

yea, i agree with rachel, that the words then become something to practice. for wsk, it will be replaced as the go-to syllable/ word soon & then return usually at appropriate times.
that's sweet though. wsk LOVES to play with the laundry. he tackles it & giggles- tossing it around the house, whether clean or dirty, folded or not.
more work for me, but fun