Wednesday, December 28, 2016

34 months!

I can:
- Express when I want attention verbally
- Being bossy
- Differentiate colors
- Point out body parts
- Jump off 1 step
- Remember the lyrics to songs quickly
- Draw people with heads, arms, legs, eyes, mouth, nose, and hair (and occasionally a bum)
- Do Find and Seek activities (finding specific images in a larger, cluttered picture)

I love:
- Pink
- Making up my own songs
- Counting objects on a page (though doesn't count correctly often)
- Playing hide and seek
- Reading stories to myself
- Experimenting with potty words
- Putting my dolls/stuffed animals/mom/dad to sleep

Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas Song

Not sure where this song came from. But she has been singing it a lot.

"I get nothing for Christmas because Mommy and Daddy are mad."

Monday, December 19, 2016

Stuffing envelopes

She got really good at this. Even licked the envelopes and put address stickers on. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

33 Months!

I can:
- Identify 2 of something without counting
- Draw a person
- Try to draw a few letters (E, F, M, L, I, T, O) that are almost recognizable
- Make up stories
- Attempt to color within the lines

I love:
- Doing "ballet"
- Trying to do hopscotch
- Finding the letters I know in the real world
- Counting items in books or in front of her
- Reading the pictures of books
- Winnie the Pooh and Piglet
- Elephant and Piggie

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Drawing people

Matilda now draws people! They are heads with legs and arms. But just theee days ago they were mouths with legs and arms! 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016


I voted. For the first time I got teary eyed filling in the bubble next to a candidate's name. Matilda and I are proudly wearing our red, white and blue. Oh, and Matilda is carrying around her Hillary Clinton finger puppet and saying "I'm with her." 

Monday, October 31, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

32 Months

I can:
-button and unbutton my shirts and jackets
-recognize letters a, b, c, d, e, m, o, p, s, z
-sing and remember words to songs after only hearing them once or twice
-counting objects
-starting the alphabet song NOT from a

I love:
-to hopscotch
-read books to myself in bed
-dressing up
-put my babies to sleep and feed them

Saturday, October 15, 2016


Wearing the best MY great grandmother made me. She got lots of compliments. 

Wake up

Almost every day, this is how she is waiting for me to get to her. Dressed, in bed, and surrounded by books. She tried to read "One Fish, Two Fish" to me this morning. 

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Bubble Wrap

Too much fun to be had tonight. So much fun, about 20 minutes after I put her down, she was dressed with the lights on and trying to open the door. She had actually thought she had slept all night and it was morning. She didn't believe me until I showed her how dark it was outside. Kids....

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

31 Months!

I am 37" tall. 

I can:
- calm myself down when upset using breathing strategies
- balance on one foot
- string beads on an elastic
- use glue stick
- use scissors with supervision

I love:
- taking care of my babies
- helping with cooking
- asking how Mommy or Daddy are feeling and why they are feeling that way
- having kitchen dance parties
- my new school

Sunday, September 18, 2016


"I am Caleb. And this is Wynn."

Caleb is a friend who just had a baby named Wynn that Matilda adores. 

Saturday, September 10, 2016


Matilda has been into ballerinas lately. We found a tutu and ballet shoes and she has been practicing her twirling. I see the beginnings of a halloween costume in her future.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Loves her baby

We have had a few friends who have had new babies recently and Matilda is trying her hand at being a mommy.

Monday, September 5, 2016


Our friends visited from California with their son Theo. Matilda and he and a good time together. 

Friday, September 2, 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016

30 Months!

I am 2 1/2 years old!

I can:
-Jump forwards and backwards
-Open twist-tops on milk jugs and bottles
-Share toys with friends
-Remember details and events from a long time ago
-Understand that reading comes from the words, so I point out speech bubbles and ask what they say
-Use pronouns I, she, he, we, you, they correctly
-Feel sorry for hitting and apologize

I love:
-Pretending the kitchen is the beach and having pretend picnics
-Asking what something is
-Asking when I don't understand words people say
-Saying hello to everyone
-My new school
-Dress up
-Rolling my eyes (as evidence by this picture)

An outtake for good measure. She was cracking herself up about this look right after.  

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Sailing with Tyler

We had a lot of fun sailing with Uncle Tyler today. The wind didn't pick up enough to sail, but the weather was pleasant enough to have a lovely time.