Sunday, November 29, 2009

Long Time, No Post

I will post pictures soon.

We just returned from a trip down South. It was really lovely. I just have to quickly note, before I forget, that last night Mads was the cutest, ever. At 11-months, she was up last night after Chase went to bed and she was playing with some pots and pans in the hotel room. She was stirring with a plastic spatula. And then would pause for a moment to pretend-taste her food. It was seriously hilarious. I so wish I had a video of it. If she does it again, the video camera comes out.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Proud Parents

We went to our first parent/teacher conference today. At Chase's pre-school. And we basked in the glory of our daughter. The teacher told us Chase is a leader, that she does really well with co-operative play, that she has lots of friends, great fine motor skills and that she is extremely attuned to how others feel - the teacher emphasized how empathetic Chase is and how much she cares about others. She also recommended Chase be evaluated by a speech therapist for her stuttering. And finally, she said to continue to empower her because it will help her when she faces bullies. Oh no, not bullies!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The New Madsy And Cars, Cars, Cars

Madsy used the toilet today. Unbelievable. She also stood, unaided, for a couple minutes, like it was no big thing. Next thing you know she's going to be walking and talking.

Also today, we went to a kiddy consignment shop, to pick up a few toys for our upcoming trip South. One of the things I picked-up was a bag of cars. Chase has now been playing with them for over an hour. She has named them. Rainbowsill (a red race car with a red, blue and white stripe down the front), Fireworld (an orange car), Woopin (a green car), Taxi of the Rainbow, Woopin-Patoofin, Waxi-Potaxi and AnnieLove (a red car).

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Art Museum

So we went to the Denver Museum of Art today - they have a craft day once per month. I was especially struck by how taken with the art Chase was... I never thought to take her to an art museum. Sounds strange, I know, but it just didn't seem like a place to take a three year old. But Chase loved it, and I was really sorry that we had to go without seeing the art.

On our way out, Chase ran over to a large work of art, and on her way there, she tripped and caught herself by putting her entire hand, open palm, snack-covered, fingers wide - on the painting - gasp! I pulled her off. Luckily her hand did not stick to the painting. No alarm sounded. But there was another family that witnessed the event. So I looked right at them and smiled. And sang a little tune, like "you saw nothing, right?" And one of them gave me a smile back, as if to say, "saw what?"

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Chase Story

Chase got really close to me. Really close to me. Noses touching. "Mommy," she whispered. "Yes?" I whispered back. "Mommy, why do you have pictures of me in your eyes?" "Because I love you," I whispered back.