Monday, September 28, 2009
So I guess it's more accurate to say that as she's become more articulate we've become better listeners. I know that most of you couldn't understand about 50% of what she says because there are some things that are still in Riley speak that we've decoded using context clues. Like when she runs around shouting "EAREAL" in the morning. :)
But, the other 50% of what she says comes out very clearly. Take for example, the other night. I was sitting with her at the dinner table and we were enjoying a relatively quiet meal together. It had been raining all day and as she ate she was staring out the window.
Me: Yes, Riley?
Riley: Its raining.
Me: Yes, honey it is raining!
Riley: HUNN-NEY! HUNN-NEY!
At this point the rain conversation was deserted and replaced by communicating her desire to stick her finger into the honey jar and lick it (a delightful habit that TG has taught her). I need to remember to use one of her other nicknames from now on.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
If not, I'm sure that sweet belly gave it away. This is my girl, at the tender baby age of 8 months. She had just learned to crawl, she was battling a nasty cold, she wasn't sleeping through the night, and she didn't have all her teeth. That was my girl, then, at our beloved Fall Fair last September.
I know the time is flying by, but I don't realize it so much in the day to day. Until I look at photos like that and compare it to the photos I took this weekend when our little family of three headed back out to that fair on a beautifully crisp Saturday.
This is my girl, now. A year older, a lot taller and with enough hair for pigtails and bows.
Now, she's old enough to ride the pony.
Young enough to still love her balloons, but old enough to ask for them by name, well sort of. "YOON!"
Now, my heart skips a beat when I watch her run...
and jump feet first to land on her bottom, pigtails flying.
And yes, my eyes water just a little bit.
When I realize that was then.
And this is now.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Try as she might.
Not even her best weight lifting grunt and bared teeth will help.
You have to love the determination though.