Sunday, October 19, 2008


We went to Dillon Beach last week and the weather was more beautiful than Ian and I had ever seen it there. The sun was out, but it wasn't too hot, and, amazingly, there was no wind! We splashed around in the surf until our feet were numb.

Lennon thought it was great and was laughing and running around the entire time. She thought it was especially hilarious when she would fall into a puddle. By the end of our day her clothes were soaked and she was covered in sand.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A Very Busy Girl

In the past two months our brilliant girl has learned so many signs. Without us prompting her to do it, she signs: milk, eat, drink, cracker, water, banana, all done, mom, grandma, potty, diaper, more, bird, fish, dog, horse, bunny, frog, baby (which she does when she wants to watch "Baby Signing Time"), hat, please, thank you, ball, wash hands, and brush teeth. Sometimes she signs "eat, cracker, please", or "wash hands, water". I can't even imagine the communication problems and frustration we would have if she couldn't tell us what she wanted. She can say a few words now, too. She says (and understands what she's saying): Dada, Mama/Mumma (she sometimes calls my mom "Mama", a little confused), Bubba (Trooper's nickname), bup (when she wants "up").

Nowadays, Lennon will sit and look at a book or play with some toys for a couple of minutes, so I get some time to get few things done around the house. She also feeds herself now, so I actually get to eat too!

If you've had the pleasure of spending some time with Lennon you know she is extremely active, social, curious, and very bright. She is proving all of our baby-proofing attempts to be failures. Her trick du jour is pulling the pillows off the couch and using them as steps to get up on the couch where she grabs everything she can before we catch her. It's exhausting chasing after her, but it's also so much fun. She keeps me on my toes, but she's one of the few people in this world who can really make me laugh.