Thursday, February 28, 2008


Our little ham is at it again! In the bathtub tonight, she was imitating daddy by batting her eyes at him. Of course, daddy had his eyes closed to avoid getting bubbles splashed in his eyes. But watching Paige do it just cracked us both up!

During story time (part of the bedtime routine), she pressed daddy's nose & made him say "honk!" Then she turned to mommy and pressed her nose - "honk!" again! Paige alternated between mom's nose and dad's nose about 10 times each before we all cracked up laughing! Who would have thought that honking noses could be so much fun?!

Paige had her 15-month check up this week. In spite of ANOTHER cold, she passed with a generally clean bill of health and is meeting all her developmental milestones. Our girl weighs 23 pounds (50-75th percentile) and is 32 7/8 inches tall! (off the chart for height) There's no secret to what we feed her: just plain good food, and lots of it.

More photos coming soon.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Little Valentine

Paige and mom went out to a special Valentine's lunch last Thursday. She got a pancake & some of my omelet. Paige also cleaned up on the Valentine's cards! Thanks to all the grandparents for sending their love. The Minnie Mouse stickers were a big hit (and are still stuck to the back door & the toilet lid!). Here's a photo of quite possible the cutest Valentine ever (not that I'm biased...)

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Goodnight Moon

This has become one of Paige's favorite books. She often pulls it out for me to read to her. She points at the two little kittens and says "meow meow". When I read the line about "the quiet old lady whispering hush," she repeats "hush hush."

Last night, when we got out of the car, the moon was bright and high in the sky already. Paige pointed to it and asked "dat? dat?" her way of saying she wants to know what that is. I explained that it was the moon, like in her book. We read the book again when we got ready for bed last night. I hope this is only our first chance to integrate what she learns in books with the real world!

Gratuitous cute photo included below.

Thursday, February 7, 2008


Paige has been babbling for many months now, and most of the time, her inflection and rhythms mirror actual speech. We just have no idea what she's saying. Lately, she's adding high-pitched screeches and squeals to the mix, mainly when she is not getting her way. No, squealing will not get you more time in the bathtub or get you out of the carseat any sooner, but thanks for trying!

Her mastery of language now includes pig noises (snorts really) and cat noises (meow meow which sounds more like "mel mel") whenever a pig or cat appears in one of her books or on the CD with Old MacDonald Had a Farm. We have one book with both a pig and cat in it, and she provides background noise all the way through!

Another accomplishment is using the sign for "more" much more frequently. We get less pointing and grunting (and jumping and squirming) at the table, and more pointing and signing instead. She is becoming a pleasant table guest, and I think even Emily Post would be proud. Did I mention she loves her veggies, too?!