September 12, 2011

Attitude and Excitement

There are so many things that I want to remember about this time of our lives, most especially the silly little things our girls do right now. I need to sit down and do a post just dedicated to the little stories, but for now I have to share few from tonight.

Kaidrei has been wanting to watch signing time videos we have checked out from the library. The most recent one she wanted to watch goes through a bunch of signs for basic foods...bread, banana, apple, cookie, ice cream, cheese, crackers, and a few more. While looking at her princess look and find book she found an apple in the picture and then turned to me and did the sign for apple after pointing to it in the picture. Tonight I got Kaidrei out of the bathtub and she ran to give Brian a big hug (while sopping wet still) as I got Malea out of the tub. She ran over to Brian and started signing and Brian (not having watched the video yet) started telling me to come tell him what she wanted because he wasn't understanding the sign. She was still signing "cookie" furiously when I got in the living room! When I asked if she wanted to make cookies, she got so excited. We had a hard time getting her dressed because she kept bouncing and jumping around because we were going to make cookies. How can we not when she asks for the first time? The funny thing is that she ate the cookie dough at every stage of the making - every time I'd go to the cupboard or fridge to get an ingredient she had her finger in the bowl sampling!

She is now saying ball while signing ball after watching one of these videos yesterday.

Today we were in the basement and she wanted me to come "eat" at the little tables with her on her play dishes. I was on the other side of the basement sitting on the floor with Malea and I didn't want to get up. She asked by pointing and putting her hand out a couple times. When that didn't work she pointed for me to go with her then signed please. That is the first time she has used please in the correct context without being asked to by an adult. To say the least, we went and had a nice "snack" that she had cooked. ;)

Right before bedtime we were all playing downstairs, Brian and I had come upstairs and she was following us. Kaidrei was maybe three steps up the stairs when Brian got her blanky in preparation for bedtime. As soon as she saw it she turned around, scurried down the stairs and ran around the corner! When Brian got her upstairs she decided that if she was laying down on the couch she could avoid bedtime. Every time I mentioned bed or came close to her she ran to lay on a pillow by Daddy. This afternoon I made her two pillow cases for a little toddler sized pillow I'd made for her. I asked her which pillow she wanted to sleep on while holding both pillows up and she pointed to the one out on the couch! I made the question more specific the next time I asked!

She is a very smart girl and we love her so very much!

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