Good times, Great oldies
Hannah never ceases to amaze us. Her current phrase of choice this week is, “That’s hilarious!” Though sometimes it comes out more like “ih-yair-yee-yous”. hehehe She also is getting more and more active. She has this bouncy ball that she bounces around the house on. She’ll bounce across the living room, and down the hall; Cailyn will run after her pushing her piano toy. Then they’ll come back with Cailyn in the lead. Hannah also LOVES sports – she is her father’s child! So, everyday we play some sort of “ball game”. The other day it was football:
(note the closed eyes – she gets that from Mommy!!)
She got another haircut the other day. I’ve started giving in and taking her Kool Kuts for Kids. Yes, its a bit overpriced, but they always do a good job, and her hair is straight (something I always have trouble accomplishing). And included in the price (thank God!) is a simple style. Hannah was so proud of her two bows!
Is it just me or is she just growing up too fast??
She also is loving dress up, an influence from her cousin Rachel and her friend, Amanda. But, we saw this adorable dress up dress (and shoes!) on sale and we just had to get it. She wore it all afternoon, and then when the dress got too itchy, she took it off and literally spent the rest of the day in her undies and the shoes! LOL (sorry, no pic of that :o) ).
Good grief – she’s too big!!!
Look at Cailyn – she looks JUST like my baby pictures!
A Royal Snack
I don’t know what it is about spaghetti, but both my kids LOVE it! Cailyn’s at this weird age/phase. Since she only has 2 teeth (yes, still ONLY 2!!!!), its difficult to feed her because she sees us eating and she wants what we’re eating…but we dont’ always eat food that is condusive to gumming! And the other morning Hannah and I were both eating Cheerios for breakfast. I had given Cailyn some dry ones on her tray, but she kept making a fuss. Finally I figured out she wanted a spoon, too!!
So, anyway, I always love when we have spaghetti because it always makes for some good pics!
“Would YOU like some?”
Hannah’s “creative drinking” technique
Well, it seems Cailyn changes more than we can keep up! She can now say “Dada” at the right times, as well as Hannah. She CAN say “Mama”, but finds it yee-yar-yee-yous when I ask her to say it to shake her head and say emphatically, “DADA!!” She blows kisses to say “I love you” and she is really getting into books. She points to the pictures and bellows, “DA!” Not sure what it means, though I have a feeling that it means a plethora of things.
She’s walking really well and is getting more and more adventerous at walking on her own. I’ve finally gotten her to wear shoes without screaming, so now she’s more free to walk when we’re out in public – which creates interesting scenarios for mommy!
Her main mode of communication: screaming. She screams/screeches when she’s happy. She screams/screeches when she’s sad. She screams/screeches when she’s angry, bored, tired, excited… and when I say “screech” I’m talking almost dog-whistle caliber. It is soooo shrill its literally painful. We spend 10 minutes of screaming (well, her screaming, me staring at her) trying to get the concept that if she’d sign “please” (which she knows how to do) she can get up on the couch…she finally got it. She’s just extrememly stubborn and refusing to change HER way of doing something….I have NO idea where she got THAT from!!
“SCREECH! I’m a big girl just like Sister!”
Cailyn LOVES babydolls…well, basically anything with a face. She loves these two soft babies we have. And lately she’s starting to imitate grown up behavior (holding a toy phone up to her ear and saying, “IIIIIIIII!”; shaking the toy hair drier at her head; blowing her nose- yes, I said blowing her nose!). She’s also starting to “take care” of her dolls:
Putting baby in the bumbo seat
Joining baby in the bumbo seat
She also LOVES to play in the bathroom. We never had this issue with Hannah. But Cailyn, she will have all the cabinets cleared out and the toilet paper off the roll in seconds!