Tea Parties, Winter Hats and Mobility
Daddy and Hannah had their first official Tea Party (or “tea set” as Hannah says) the other day. Oh, she’s made lots of things for us (our fave is the scrambled eggs she makes in the teapot, “pours” into the cups for us and we eat with our fingers). But this was the first time they sat down at her little table for a proper “tea set”. They had lots of fun, as evidienced by the photos below. :o)
Hannah is just amazing us more everyday. Her little mind works so quickly and the things she thinks of are astounding. She takes good care of her baby dolls and works hard to make sure everyone is happy. Her current favorite toy, however, is a little robot a friend gave us called “Casey the Kinderbot.” He has all kinds of games, songs and activities. She spends most of her day lately playing this thing (the music keeps Cailyn happy, too!!). There’s one game where you have to match these mask things. It asks you to find a mask that looks scared, happy, funny, sleepy, angry, dizzy, etc. She gets it right every time! And we never showed her what to do. Its amazing!
Cailyn is doing well, too. She’s just started waving “hi” and does it to anyone and anything that captures her attention (like the blinking hazzards on the van tonight). She is doing great with the bottles and has started sleeping through the night now!! She has also started the early stages of being mobile. Whether sitting or on her tummy, she’ll see a toy she desperately needs. First, she’ll growl at it with this low, gutteral growl. When that fails to bring the toy to her, she waves at it. No good? Next comes the screeching…oh, the screeching! When this child gets excited, she gets excited!! She screeches at the top of her lungs at the toy in question. When it becomes clear that the toy is not going to bring itself to her, (and that noone nearby will hand it to her) she takes it upon herself to reach said toy. The only problem is, she keeps scooting herself backwards instead of forwards…which leads to more screeching. :o)
The weather in Texas is somewhat of a mystery. One day, its 32 degrees and rainy. The next its 81, not a cloud in the sky. So, I keep an arsenal of jakets, windbreakers, caps and hats in the van and diaper bag. I love babies in hats…I don’t know what it is. Much to Cailyn’s dismay, we have tons of baby hats, so I take the photo-op whenever I can.
Enjoy the pics below!
Perfecting the tea and eggs….
“Do you want some, Mommy?”
“Here you go, Daddy.”