Sunday, November 29, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Ever since Lia went on her second plane ride in September, she has been fascinated with planes. While outside, she will faithfully point them out to me in the sky whenever she sees or hears one. So, you can imagine her excitement on the morning of November 19th, when we went to the SeaTac Aiport to catch our plane to SLC. She couldn't get enough of the window watching and running up and down the corridors while waiting to board our plane. I love this picture as it's almost as though Lia is trying to hug the planes through the window.
And, another. Can anyone say C.O.A.? (if you don't know that acronym, it stands for "Center of Attention." She gets that quality from her father....:-) )
Friday, November 20th, started off with a tour of BYU with Lia, my brother, and his wife. Seeing as though the three of us are all alums of this fine university, we really had a grand ol' time wandering around campus, visiting some of our stomping grounds and checking out some of the changes. We really all have such fond memories of the Brigham Y. Plus, Chris was really on one and spent much of his time monitoring how many of the young, female, coeds were checking him out. He is convinced that he still has what it takes. I'm not so convinced...
Although my old English building is still standing, it is no longer the Humanities building. Instead, a glorious one has been built two buildings down and is something to marvel at! Here is Tip, Lia, and I in front of the fountain that stands in the stunning courtyard of the 4-story beauty. Now, WHY didn't they have this building when I was an English major?! Geez.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
4. As of this month, I have officially given up on recording Lia's latest words. She just has SO many now. In fact, people comment all the time on how surprised they are when they learn her age due to the amount of words she uses. I would like to think that she is above par in this department. In addition to having a few hundred words in her vocabulary, she has started to use mini-sentences of 2-4 words on a regular basis (remember that a sentence only needs a subject and a verb....so, they do qualify as sentences)! Examples would be, "Push the button," or "Eat the carrot," or "Baby sleeping." In addition, adjectives ("big" is her favorite), prepositions, and personal pronouns abound.
5. Although Lia has had a coordinating baby pillow in her crib ever since she started using it, she finally discovered it this past month. Why does that happen? She did the same thing with her bunny a few months ago. Anyway, as a result, she has developed a fascination with pillows and talks about this regular household item on a daily basis. She oftentimes insists that it be in sight when placed in her crib and can be found from time to time actually sleeping with her head on it.
6. Ron actually noticed this one and it is now one of his favorites. Lia pushes her hair out of her face all the time now. The funny thing is that her hair isn't always in her face when she does it. I just think it makes her feel all grown-up.
7. This is most definitely my favorite of the month (and I think my mother's, too). Often times, after Lia has settled down from a cry fest whether it was from an owie or from a tantrum, she will then say, "Baby crying." It is too, too funny. She apparently is becoming an expert in pointing out the obvious. I couldn't be more proud.
8. Lia has begun to understand the concept of where her parents are and the main reason why they are gone on a daily basis. Whenever Ron comes home, Lia will shout, "Papa home," and whenever I take her to her babysitters house, she will say, "Mama work." Sharp kid.
9. This is another one of my favorites. One day this month, I started whispering to Lia for a reason I can't remember. However, she immediately started copying me by pretend whispering. Lia does this all the time now whenever I whisper. She apparently doesn't understand me when I do this as she will usually "parrot" the last word of any sentence I say, but doesn't do this when I whisper. It really is so cute to watch as she will just spew out several sentences of mumbo-jumbo in this quiet, serious voice.
10. On her own, Lia has discovered the thrill of jumping or bouncing down the stairs whenever she has an adult hand to hold onto. Thankfully, she hasn't attempted this while walking down the stairs on her own, but will attempt it anytime Ron or I am accompanying her. It often times gets messy as jumping seems to throw off her aim which causes Lia to miss a step here or there, but luckily there is always a firm hand to catch her in the act.
So, there you go, folks...that's it for the month! Until next time...
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Trying out the sitting-down position.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
The scrumptious carrot cake from scratch complete with carrot curls and crushed walnuts. This was my first attempt at making what is known as Ron's favorite cake. I'm not one to brag about my baking, but this one was divine. Thank you, Megan, for the recipe!
Happychoo, Papa! We love you!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
I'm sorry, but do they get cuter than this?!