My aunt, Yolanda, came to visit us from Spain for 4 days. She was in the US visiting my mother in Florida and decided to do a quick run across the country to meet P. It was great to see her. The short visits are hard. I want to spend time with our guests doing … Continue reading The Visitor from Spain
This is Pablem…kind of sounds like problem….at least that’s how P calls him. His name is really Pablo. He’s a Backyardagain. It’s one of P’s favorite shows and her favorite character. She use to call him Pablo but all of a sudden she started calling him Pablem. No matter how much I try to get … Continue reading Pablem
Every time we go on a trip I see how beneficial it is for P. She develops in amazing ways and never in the ways I predict. This last Seattle trip came together at the last minute so we decided to drive. It’s an 18 hour drive, not accounting for food, potty and run around … Continue reading The Benefits of Travel
We’ve entered the “Why Phase”! P is asking why to many things I say. She genuinely seems to want to know. The questions stop when I give her an answer that makes sense to her. So, the more detailed the answer the sooner the questioning stops. For example:Me: You need to eat your chickenP: Why?Me: … Continue reading Why?
This post is for my amazing friend, T, who says she’s lonely at night with nothing to read. Doubtful though. She’s one of the most well-read individuals I know. She inspires me to watch less TV and read more. P continues to grow and develop. Her favorite phrases these days are:“I’m a chipmunk, I like … Continue reading This and That
Another new development of P’s, since the Florida trip, is that she’s become much more extroverted. During the trip P met many new people. I had a few lunch and dinners with my friends and friends of my father’s. I always brought P along. Many of our family friends had children so P met them … Continue reading Chatty Cathy
P has spoken complete, eloquent sentences. It happens sporadically and it’s only happened a few times. The other day we went to REI and when we parked she said “Pappa you parked too far away from the store. I don’t like it”. Just like that! Eloquent, with feelings and complete. Hubby and I looked at … Continue reading Sentences
Last week P named her bunny Choco. A couple days ago she named her dog pull toy Tony. She’s getting that we are all called something but are named something else. Big step. I have no idea where Choco came from? Tony…that’s actually our friend’s name. The father of one of P’s best friends and … Continue reading It’s all in a name
I have mixed feelings about TV right now. For the most part I don’t like it. However, I see P learning a lot from the shows she is watching. Up until recently I’ve only put on videos…very select ones. After reading an Oliva book I got on the slippery slope of watching Nick Jr., or … Continue reading Ni Hao!
I left my iPhone on the roof of the car. I realized what I had done when I got to the end of our block.Me: (very loud) OH SHIT!P: Mamma was shit?Me: It’s like poop.P: Oh. Ok. Continue reading Dialogue of the Day