Not really about dandelions - I just like them. This blog is mostly about my daughter, but more generally, a way to keep family and friends up to date on my life. Visitors are welcome too.
From a few weeks ago, trip to the children's museum with Grandma and Grandpa.
E's possessive shouts fill the air on the playground, in the children's museum, everywhere we go. She's also trying out the word "yours" a bit, trying to figure out its nuances, but it's clear she thinks it's a synonym for "mine" - which of course it is, when I say it. She hadn't seen Victor for over 2 weeks and on Tuesday morning when I told her she would see him again, her face briefly lit up but then immediately took on a worried expression as she announced, "Mine." A pre-emptive general claim for the day.
E surprised me when she learned her colors and shapes, and now yesterday she surprised us by counting! All the way to 4, then 5. (All subsequent numbers were 2.) She recently started noticing the words and letters in books. She called them all "E" or "M" but the gears are really turning. I've been trying not to push her, just letting her be a little kid and play, which seemed appropriate for the first two years; but she's learning so quickly from other people and our casual conversations with her. She is hungry for this stuff. I guess it's time for nursery school. Can't believe she'll be two in a few weeks. She is so not a baby anymore.
Home from our trips. E had a great time with her grandparents, and they with her. A cat chewed through the cord that I use to upload photos from my camera, while we were gone.
Emma now understands when we're driving to the sitter's and I say Victor's not going to be there. She usually says, matter-of-factly, "home". But she still talks about him and asks to see pictures of him whenever I sit at the computer.