Monday, May 11, 2009

Weekend Update

We are having FANTASTIC weather up here in AK! It's beautiful, dry, and finally all the leaves are budding. It's so warm, in fact, that we wound up planting our herb garden yesterday. Pictures to come soon.

In Kira news, she completed her first week of toddler-training, which means she is learning all sorts of new behaviors:
1) She's decided that clothing -- including diapers-- is optional and rather disagreeable. So, every clothing change is a struggle now. Luckily, I have learned that she can do stand-up diaper changes, which makes her much more compliant.
2) Her love of books is insatiable. She calls them BOCKS. And she wants to read them repeatedly, sometimes six in a row.
3) She loves going on walks. Of course, this is only to pick up everything that she finds on the sidewalk, from gravel to trash. Each little find is a little treasure, and she raises it up, starts running to the nearest parent, with a "WOW WOW WOW". We "almost" made it to the neighborhood park yesterday, but not quite.
4) Regarding the diaper changes, when she is stopped from doing what she wants (especially when we pick her up to move her) she shouts OWEE OWEE OWEE over and over again. Cute, I suppose, and better than "NO" which will come later.
5) She continues to be a little martha stewart in training. How do I know? How else to explain her stash of interior paint swatches? How about the diligent cleaning of the coffee table? The constant monitoring of the carpet for bits of string/choke hazards (with a "Uh OH!"). Next thing you know, she's going to come home armed with glitter, felt and a glue gun.
6) "Babies" are becoming much more important. Elizabeth, baby beluga, and baby bear must be taken care of constantly. They are constantly being put to sleep under blankets, diapered with tissue paper, or carried by their hair around the house. To see Miss K carry three dolls around is really sweet.

Anyways, hope everyone had a great mother's day!

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