Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Libby speak

Like most toddlers, Libby's pronunciation is not perfect, but she used to be able to say "playgroup" pretty clearly ("pway-gwoop"). But then I got on this big grapefruit kick and we started eating grapefruit every day and she learned to say "gape-fwoot." And then her poor brain got all mixed up one morning when we were eating grapefruit for breakfast and getting ready to go to playgroup and now she pronounces them both exactly the same "gape-woot."

We were listening to a Taylor Swift song on the radio in the car. When it ended and a twangy song came on, Libby said, "country music!" First I had to pick my jaw up off the floor because I had no idea Libby knew what country music was. And then I had to laugh because even Libby knows Taylor Swift is not really country. :)

Libby has been obsessed with The Berenstain Bears lately and she has one book about the bears having bad dreams. When Piper was crying on day, Libby comforted her by saying "it's ok, Piper. It's only a dream. It's only a dream."

There is a neighborhood dog whose bark sounds sounds so similar to Piper's whimpers that if Piper is upstairs sleeping and I hear the noise, I sometimes don't know if it's my child or the dog. Apparently Libby gets confused, too, because one day it was definitely the dog barking and Libby said, "Piper crying!"

Sometimes I think Libby has a bit of a southern drawl. She pronounces a lot of 1 syllable words with 2 syllables. Down = day-uhn. Hair = hey-uh. Bear = bay-uh.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Pinterest Challenge

When it comes to Pinterest, I am yet another victim of over-pinning and under-doing. So when I saw that Janssen and her sisters were doing a Pinterest Challenge, I figured it was the perfect opportunity for me to finally check some things off my to-do list.

1. Attach the growth chart (that I finally made in December, but still haven't hung up) to the wall.
2. Make a simple picture puzzle for Libby using family pictures.
3. Homemade air fresheners. I already use homemade air freshener that I spritz in the air, but I want to try these solids ones. And I happen to have a billion empty glass jars, because I hoard them.
4. Potty training underwear. We're not quite jumping on the potty training train (ha!) yet, but it's just around the corner and these underwear look like a great idea.
5. Grapefruit donuts. I am crazy for grapefruit. And donuts. I can't believe I haven't made these yet.
6. Bleach art on a shirt. Because I need an excuse to go thrift store shopping. I might even make one for Libby, too.

Sisters Share It All: Pinterest Challenge

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Piper - 4 months

At 4 months, Piper:
  • loves attention and smiles whenever you make eye contact with her
  • opens her mouth SO wide when she smiles!

  • is especially ticklish along her collarbones
  • laughs easily and heartily
  • puts up beautifully with Libby's loving attention
Birth: 7 lbs 12 oz, 20 inches long
2 Weeks: 8 lbs 5 oz, 21 inches long
2  Months: 11 pounds 5 oz, 24 inches long
4 Months: 14 pounds 6.5 oz, 26 inches long

Friday, February 15, 2013

Libby's happy flop

There is nothing better than seeing your kids excited about something. I'm glad Libby is so easy to please. We went to a nature center today for what I thought was a toddler playgroup, but actually was just a set time for toddlers to show up and play independently. That worked fine for us. Libby got to touch a turtle, which made her so excited she flopped down on the floor and started flailing her legs. (Maybe she was imitating the turtle?)

Oh, to be 2 years old. 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Baby picture comparisons

I can't help myself.
Libby @ 2 months - Piper @ 3.5 months

Libby @ 2.5 months - Piper @ 3 months
Libby @ 3 days - Piper @ 2 weeks

Libby @ 2 months - Piper @ 3 weeks