Emma's speech is coming along nicely. She loves to yell "mom" and repeat simple phrases we say, like "hey baby," hey mama," and "hey daddy!"
Some other new faves:
chitty chat (kitty cat)
animawl (animal - which she refers to her stuffed animals as)
And the one she loves the most right now - ou'side (outside) - and who can blame her? It's been so cold and nasty, that we are all ready for a little warmth outside. She loves to be outside - and watch what we are doing. She has become quite the big helper too. She loves to help do things, and especially to clean. She will make a mess, just to clean it up and hear our praises. We go through about 3 boxes of kleenex and wipes a week. Often, I come into the room to find a whole pile of them all over the floor while she "cleans" something up. It used to frustrate me because we still have sniffly noses and I couldn't ever find a box with kleenex left...then I just wised up and bought the economy size at Walmart so I could be THAT person that buys 24 boxes of tissues at a time.
|Helping us rake.....|
|Brent's mini- me|
|Being a big girl....she refuses to use a sippy cup when there are adult cups around.|
|She insisted on pushing her own stroller...but was too short to reach the handles...|
|Lucky for us, Target has "handles" for little people...|
|Going for a walk at grandma and grandpa's....and taking all her animals.|
|"slow down, Mario!"|
|There are great trails where my parents live, and I remember fondly playing in those woods growing up, and taking Daisy for walks there in college. Emma absolutely loved being out there too.|
|Mommie-daughter selfies in the truck!|
|She also loves to snuggle and watch Disney channel - we let her watch some at night when waiting for dad to get home. I think it helps her unwind from the day.|
|Her favorite shows so far are Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Sofia the First, and Jake and the Neverland Pirates...and for those that watch that last one - what the H#*@ is a gold deblume....seriously....kids these days....|