Proof that our girls do make noise...
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Running with the whole choices parenting strategy, I sometimes tell Magnolia that she isn't making a good choice. It's language she understands and so far it has been pretty effective. She stops in her tracks, cogs in her brain turning almost audibly, and then chooses to obey. It's really nice.
The other day I was at Firwood getting some fresh air with the girls and letting the dogs burn some energy. Lunch time--ie. not play time--came a little earlier than everyone would have liked, especially the dogs. Here's a conversation from that episode:
Shannon: Otis! Come!If only that strategy worked on dogs too.
Magnolia: What Otis doing?
S: He's not coming.
M: Otis making bad choice.
Email to my substitute teacher:
Thank you for putting those together. I was planning to come in tonight but my toddler put a piece of paper up her nose and it took us a long time to get it out. Now I need to go to bed...
Monday, June 14, 2010
Baby sightings bring out the biggest squeals, but overall little miss Leia makes a lot of noise anyways. Her goos and gaas, babababs, and other fun noises are all still pretty random but we think in addition to her "Ssss" for kiss, she is using "Mama" appropriately, often in a demanding tone upon waking in the morning. Being the oldest, Magnolia may teach Kaleia a thing or two as they grow up, but Kaleia is the one who has taught Magnolia how to yell. They often get into vocal exchanges for fun, ratcheting their voices higher and higher, copying each other's nonsensical sounds.
Her eating has improved, which in turn has meant that our string bean has started to gain some weight again. As an added benefit she has also started sleeping through the night.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
That’s the new noise Kaleia added to her already expansive repertoire of sounds, when I woke her up the other day. At least I thought it was just a noise.
I pick up our little hisser and she plants a wet one right on my kisser. Kaleia-initiated kisses are getting a little more common but they are still a pretty rare gift.
“Thank you for the kiss, Kaleia!”
“Ssss!” She says it again and then, immediately after, very purposefully leans in for another slack-mouthed slobber deposit. “Ssss, ssss!”
I think Kaleia’s first official word is “(ki)ss”!