Monday, December 28, 2015

22 Months!

I am 26 lbs, 34.5" tall and have a 19.5" head.

I can:
ask for specific foods I want
count to 5 with help on 4
take my pants and diaper off by myself
tell when a character looks obviously happy or sad in a book
identify people I know in pictures, mommy, daddy, myself, oma, pop pop, grandma, Charlie, even when the picture was taken many years ago.
Speak in 2 and 3 word phrases

I love:
my dollhouse
Gerald and Piggy books
hot tea

Cute story about the picture, I told Matilda it was time to take her picture and asked her to sit on the chair. She pulled herself up and sat nicely next to the monster. Then, I asked her to smile nicely for the camera, and she did. 

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Horse-filled weekend

We saw a pitiful horsesthisweeke d. First, we went on a carousel ride at the mall. 

She got upset she it wouldn't start. 

But she had fun when it did start. Though you can't tell from the picture. 

Today, we went on a horse and carriage ride through the Old Port. We got to meet the horses after. 

She wouldn't pet them, but she had a lot of fun. 

Friday, December 18, 2015


Matilda was introduced to doll houses yesterday and begging to play with them again. I guess it was time to pull the one we have out of the basement. 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Saturday, November 28, 2015

21 Months!

I am 34" tall, 25 lb 15 oz, and 19.5" head circumference.

I can:
Count to 3
Say two word phrases
Climb up onto chairs and her Kitchen Helper by herself
Undress her dolls
Do puzzles
"read" all of the words of 3 of her books (She has them memorized)
Go underwater
Jump into the pool into Mom's arms

I love:
To build with Mega Blocks
Singing "Wheels on the Bus" and "Row Row Row Your Boat"
Elmo and Abby
Seeing pictures of herself as a baby
Taking care of her baby dolls and stuffed animals
Going for bike rides
Swim lessons
Music Class

And an outtake:

No table? Who cares?

Matilda really wanted to sit in a her-sized chair for breakfast. But we have no table that is her-sized. So we improvised. 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015

I can do it!

She has to do everything herself. Get dressed, put on socks and shoes, get in the car and car seat, and now bring groceries in the house. 

Must eat

Sushi! I definitely have a toddler on my hands. I mentioned sushi on our walk home and she demanded it for dinner. So much fun having an almost 2 year old crying "sushi" on the street. Luckily a sushi restaurant wasn't too busy and she was able to get her eel avocado roll. 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015

First Made Up Song

Matilda wrote her first song. She has been singing it in different tones and volumes with different inflections for days. 

With the imaginary song, now she is afraid of the dark!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

20 Months!

I am 25 lbs, 34" tall, and 19.5" head.

I can:
Say lots of new words! Too many to keep track of now!
Do the hand motions for Itsy Bitsy Spider, Baa Baa Black Sheep, and Wheels on the Bus.
Pull my pants down
Put puzzle pieces back in the puzzle
Build with Duplo blocks

I love:
Elmo and Abby
Changing my shoes
Choosing my clothing for the day
The potty
Fire Trucks

Friday, October 16, 2015

Apple picking

We went apple picking last weekend. Here are some of the highlights. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

First Imaginary Play

She has been doing this for a few months now, not sure why it is only that part of the TV that dispenses "tea," but that is where she thinks it comes from.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Music class

Matilda is having lots of fun at music together classes. We sing, play instruments and dance with scarves. 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Big news!

Someone just peed on the potty for the first time! She was so excited. I told her I was proud of her and she said "proudofyou". 


We've got a little model on our hands.