Saturday, May 8, 2010
Delaney at two years, ten months
Delaney sometimes "reads" me her current favorite book, Olivia and the Missing Toy. I'm very impressed with her memory, and her pronunciation of the words. I need to get video of it because it's so cute when she says in her best 'mom' voice, "It's time to get up, sweetie-pie. Remember, you have soccer this morning." It's fun to hear her say things that I wouldn't normally hear her say, such as "Olivia's uniform comes in a really unattractive green." She can't really say "unattractive", but she tries so hard. I also like how she looks at the pages the words are on. I guess she knows from watching me what pages the words are on. It looks like my little girl loves books as much as I do, and that makes me happy.
Delaney knows that her birthday is on "Ju-yy eight" and that she'll be three. Some of her favorite things to do are playing "ring around the rosy"; helping us with a task that looks like fun, such as dusting furniture or icing a cake (not cleaning up her toys!); and swiping toys from her sister. When she's excited about something, she yells, "Woo-hoo!" She loves surprises of just about any kind. She loves to get mail just like I do, and lately she's been getting more of it, thanks to a smattering of birthday parties she's attended. She asks us every day if she can play outside in her bare feet. We let her, in our backyard. She loves to draw -- on windows, on her desk, on books, on herself, on the patio, and basically on everything besides paper. She draws with crayons and chalk. I'm happy to say she does not draw on walls, and she does not draw with her poop.:)
This month, Delaney saw her first live show. It was Sesame Street brought to us right here on base by the USO. She wasn't having too much fun until I let her go all the way up to the front, where she could run around and dance her little heart out with all the other kids up there.
One more little story: A few days ago, we had just gotten on the road for our quick house-hunting trip to the Cherry Point, NC area. It's a five hour trip. We had literally only driven past two exits on 95 when Delaney piped up with, "Are we there yet?" We are going to have some good times in the car this summer, with the long car rides we've planned!