Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Toddler Talk

Kate says many words and in the past few months she has been putting phrases together (along with some gibberish). Some are so adorable that the first time people hear them they start laughing and comment how cute it is (seriously...and I don't even know where she got it from).

Here are some of the most commonly uttered phrases:
  • Thank you, Mommy (or daddy or Pop-Pop...)
  • No like it.
  • 1 more time! referring to wanting to eat more, watch another show, anything really
  • Do you see ________anywhere? (birds, her toys, mickey, any color...)
  • Mommy! Where are you?! she will call for anything, but I love when she calls for me and I'm standing in front of her. 
She will also have a whole conversation with herself:
Mommy! Where are you? Do you see Mommy? Where? There she is!
Or after she falls down: Oops, sorry, you ok.

She also plays games with me in the car: What says....a cow? (or any animal)

I love that she is finally able to tell us what she wants and am excited to hear her vocab grow.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Snow Day Turned Sick Day

Kate is loving all the recent snow (and hot chocolate). But just as I was enjoying my 4 day weekend for the MLK holiday a wave of sickness swept through the family. First my dad, then mom, then Kate (who luckily only seemed to be sick for a day), followed by Adam, and Finally it hit me.

All I wanted to do was sleep. Not how I like to spend holidays or snow days. Since sleeping all day wasn't an option while I was still watching Kate, I resorted to the TV.

Pillow fort on the floor, Mickey streaming from netflix, and a very tired mommy can get a little rest.

I felt kind of guilty to be 'spoiling' Kate juts so I could sleep, but I couldn't even think of what else to do. I try to be pretty strict on TV time every day, so I think a coupe days of extra time won't hurt.

What do you do with your kids when you're sick?