Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Linnea’s Snowy Day

We got some unusual snow in the last couple of days and it’s been fun seeing Linnea interact with it! She really liked walking around in the yard and building a snowman on the first day; there is more snow now, a couple inches here and more elsewhere around town, but we haven’t been out in it as much since it’s been quite cold. The library storytime was closed, but it’s been fun seeing all the fat little birdies out the holly berries from our tree!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Friends

She loves her ba-bas!

Thanks for the super-cute Psiaki girl dress, Mary. Love that smocking!

Dress-up fun

Linnea was particularly interested in this article of clothing when I was doing laundry yesterday.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Such a fun age

Everyone who asks how old Linnea is comments, “Oh, that’s such a fun age!” Like, since she was 4 months. But, it’s true. Every age is more fun than the last and I have a blast playing with my baby girl. Here’s what she’s been up to:

--mimicry: She’s now learned things like holding up her hands in an I-Don’t-Know gesture when we read a certain story about a duck who gets stuck in the mud and it says, “Help! help! Who can help?” Also, rhymes like Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes and The Itsy Bitsy Spider are lots more fun now.

--grown-up eating: Sort of. She much prefers a real cup to her sippy but I haven’t let her go all the way yet and still put the cup to her mouth myself. She ate Cheerios with a spoon this morning and I cheered louder than my high school football season days. (Jen, are you reading this?) ;)

--standing on top of things/climbing: Linnea wants to climb up onto the couch and chairs all the time, and stands on top of things as small as a little book (but fun for her to fit both her feet on it) to the colander you saw in a previous picture. Standing on top of things is so fun when you’re under 3 feet tall!

--being sooo sweet: Linnea gives so many kisses and hugs these days. It just melts my heart. She kisses me in the middle of a Sandra Boynton story about puppies when we get to the Kiss, and hugs Tim at the dinner table. She also hugs random kids at the library during storytime. :)

--independence/dependence: I know it’s the age for this, but she is off like a butterfly one minute and whining to be in my arms the next. I don’t know if it was harder to prepare dinner when she was screaming in a swing  or now. Hmm, I think it’s easier now. Thankful for that!

--sleeping better: We finally get some time together at night again before we all go to bed in one cozy slump. Yay!

That’s all for  now. Thanks for reading about our sweet baby bug!

Christmas preview

I wore this dress for Christmas in 1985 when I was 16 months old. My mom gave it to me when we visited in September. I just got around to trying it on Linnea, and snapped a few pictures in case it doesn’t fit come Christmas Eve. If she does rock the 80s plaid, it will definitely call for some ruffle-bottom tights or fancy bloomers!

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Baby Triceratops

Linnea has enough hair for a more exciting hairstyle these days…

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Linnea’s birdies

She loves carrying them around and often gives them little hugs up by her neck…such a sweetie! :)

Little lady

Linnea got into some of my purses I had packed in a box in the guest room…er—make that Rebekah’s room(!), and loved carrying them around!

Linnea and Silas

We had our friends the Wights over for dinner last week and Silas (almost 3) was being really sweet to Linnea.

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