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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Fall is here!

I apologize for not being a very good blogger lately. Mommy and Daddy have not given me much computer time. Since I last wrote at the end of August, I have been learning and doing a lot at Miss Kate's. She's the wonderful lady who takes care of me while Mommy and Daddy are at work. I am the youngest at her day care; so, the other kids consider me the "baby". I love the attention. There is another boy who is a year older than me, a girl and boy who are 3, and two girls who are 4 and go to preschool in the morning. We always have playtime, circle time, outdoor play and/or a walk, nutritious lunch and snacks, nap time, etc. Miss Kate lives in the woods; so we can always find some cool toads, bugs, puddles, or sticks.

I am learning more and more words from hearing the other kids talk. Just this week I started saying the other kids names when my Mommy asks me to say their names (but not all the time). I am good at saying the sounds that animals make like, baa, moo, bauk-bauk, peep-peep, meow, quack-quack, uuuhhh (and thump my chest like a gorilla), and my parents' favorite, hee-haw-hee-haw (donkey). I recently learned to say apple, or "bapple", after many times playing under the apple trees in Miss Kate's yard and going apple picking twice this fall already.

Speaking of food, some other new words I say include broccoli, tunnel, and pasta. I now really like to dip my food when we have ketchup or some other sauce, or sometimes I use just my finger without the food. I am tall enough and understand enough to try to get water out of the water dispenser on the front of the refrigerator by myself. Usually I end up with water on me; so Mommy and Daddy still have to help (and will for a while).

I love to climb on things and try to buckle my different straps like car seat, stroller, and high chair. I can actually get the buckle clipped sometimes. Also at the top of my list these days is trying or pretending to put real keys in key holes and turning on and off the lights at the switch plates. I am tall enough now to reach, believe it or not, on my tip toes.

We have a few fun weekends coming up including a trip to Bromley in Vermont next weekend and a wedding in Maine Columbus weekend. Nana will be coming up for a few days for the wedding, too!! Yippee. The following weekend Daddy will be in a golf tournament, and then we will go to Cousin Christine's baby shower the next weekend. Halloween will be after that. No wonder I need 2-3 hour naps on the weekends....

Happy fall!

Petting the baby goats at Southwick's Zoo in Massachusetts.

1 comment:

Sheree, J, + j said...

That photo at the top is super cute!! Braeden looks more like Kurt all the time. Hope to see you guys soon.