Sunday, January 27, 2008

Snowy Sunday

This morning we woke up to a pretty blanket of snow covering everything. It makes the city look so much nicer! We took a walk in the park before church and took some pictures.

As for an update on Lydia's potty training... She is doing great! She still naps and sleeps at night with a diaper, but otherwise, as she says, "No diapers! Big girl!" Only a little accident every once in a while. It only took her about a week to get the hang of it. Now that she is a "big girl" she has decided she doesn't need to nap. After lunch she always says she is tired and wants to get in her crib with "Aa-aa Baby" (her monkey and baby), but she just spends one and a half to two hours in there playing, talking and singing. At least she's usually happy in there, and I still get a little break!

Lydia is learning and talking so much. She can count to ten, and sometimes 13, and she tries to count to 20 (it usually ends up, "iteen, iteen, iteen, TWENTY!"). She also surprised me one day when she suddenly started reciting all the colors and animals in the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See... in order! She tries to say all kinds of things that she hears us say, and makes up two-word sentences. One of my favorites is that when she calls to me from another room, she often says, "Hey Babe!" I guess she heard that from Daddy! She's so much fun at this age. Some of her favorite activities are coloring, stacking blocks, playing with her Noah's Ark toys, pushing her doll (or anything else) in the toy stroller, and playing soccer with Daddy ("Kick-a-ball!"). Today she and Daddy played soccer in the snow.

Lydia is also learning to sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and Jesus Loves Me. The first one often goes, "Minkle dar, How I won... sky!" The second goes, "Jesus Me, Jesus Me, Bible tells me so!" And sometimes the two songs end up merging into one medley!

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