Tuesday, July 18, 2006

More words

"Ein" - onion. I didn't start liking onions until I was in college - although I suppose mom snuck them into our spaghetti sauce and we didn't mind. Tonight she made me hunt for bits of onion in the chili and give them to her, one by one.

She's learned the sign for "I love you", sort of - she can't do the pinky finger. Still, awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! And she's not just mirroring us, I found out tonight. "I love you," I said, without doing the sign, and she did the sign back.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

"If you didn't blog about it, it didn't happen."

-Cathy Pascual

Thought we jumped the gun on buying Sofi legos - we went for the 2-and-up recommended Duplo instead of the Quatro - seemed like they'd fit her hands better. She couldn't actually snap them together at first, but she liked arranging them and carrying them around. But just now I saw her succesfully connect one. Woo! Legoized.

She's got a technique, by the way - I don't think she has the strength to snap two together by themselves - she has to set one on the floor, put the other on top, and then press with both hands.

Monday, July 03, 2006

More Sofi Words

"E" - any letter of the alphabet. We can impress our friends by pointing to the letter E in a given word and saying "What letter is this, Sofi?" "E!" Pointing to any other letter ruins the illusion.

"Ashoo" - bless you. She uses it when we burp, too.

We're down to one nursing a day. Almost completely weaned! I'm handling naptime and most of bedtime: there was a while there where I actually had to physically hold her down, or she'd stand up and do her damnedest not to fall asleep. She didn't like it much - she'd fall asleep crying, and then sniffle in her sleep. After a couple days of it she caught on. "You mean if I just lie here I'll fall asleep? Ok." She used to run to mom when I'd say, "Story time!" because she knew it really meant bedtime. Now she's into it, running into the nursery ahead of me. Things are good!