Saturday, December 29, 2007

"I have beaters on my face"

Tim, cleaning Kate's face after she licked the cookie dough off the beaters: "Kate, you have cookie dough on your face."

Kate: "Daddy, I have beaters on my face!"
Claire's favorite new words are "uh-oh" and "aaaah duh" (all done). She picks something up and then purposefully drops it so she can say, "uh-ohhhhhh" and look forlornly down at the object. Then she bats her eyelashes at you and implores you to pick it back up again so she may drop it once more. She also likes to greet us with a big "hiiiiii" and a smile.

She is now standing up on her own for seconds at a time (20 seconds is probably the record so far), and sometimes boogies while she does so. She doesn't seem to have much desire to walk yet, perhaps because she knows her sister will mercilessly push her down when she starts with those first tentative steps.

Kate is starting to enjoy sleeping in. It is soooo wonderful, except that Claire still wakes up around 7am everyday. Kate, if left on her own, will usually sleep until 8 or 8:30am now. I've got to find a way to get Claire to sleep longer.


Andrea & Ben said...

love the picture!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all the time you spend sending pictures and writing the captions and what is going on in your life. It makes us seem so much closer. Love you all. Happy New Year.
Mom & Dad

Anonymous said...

Way to go KATE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Grandma Cheri

Elizabeth said...

How do you get Kate to sit still when you put those elastic bands in her hair?

Jen said...

Elizabeth - I put them in while she's eating breakfast, strapped to her highchair. It's about the only way to get them in, although she is getting better about it now that she's a little older.

Anonymous said...

Emiliana still isn't CRAWLING! Did you do tummy time with Clare? Em is like the bull smelllling the flowwwers taking her sweet time. Chachito is like a Duracel battery! Emiliana is probably looking at walking like we would look at crossing a freeway. :-)