Anyway, it appears I'm back, and man does it feel good to be connected again! An old, outdated tablet does not compensate fully for a computer.
My sister Kelly and her 3 youngest kiddos came for a quick visit last month. We seized the opportunity to visit the pumpkin patch. Although late September, it was pretty darned warm outside. So much so, that it made me feel lazy and unmotivated to be out in the sun really long. But the kids had a blast even though we skipped the corn maze. There was LOTS of other stuff to do which didn't involve being lost for an hour :-)
After not taking many pictures the last several weeks (no computer to load them on to, remember?) I tried to catch up on my little EIGHTEEN-month-old. I know, holy smokes, right? She's been to nursery the last two weeks, and is I suppose having a good time. She hasn't cried once, even though Brian, who drops her off, hasn't stuck around with her. I had a feeling the lure of the toys and other toddlers would sway her easily :-) She's been way over hanging out with either of us for a good long time now.
|This is a common smile she flashes us. It's her purposeful smile. She squints her eyes and exaggerates her mouth. Melts my heart every time. She likes to pull this one out when she's about to be scolded. And it works for her every time.|
Her favorite thing to say right now, on her own without prompting, is "no". Oh goody. :-) The other day in the car she was repeating to herself, "No no, no no..." She says it sort of accented though, so it's still cute. For now. Interestingly, it seems like when she's saying it because she means it, she pronounces it "neh". Other times she says "neeeeeew" and puts her lips in a little "o" shape to accentuate the vowel. I think it's how she says "more" but I can't be sure. It could just be for fun.
Speak of the toddler, I hear her wanting to be gotten up from nap-time.
Until next time...