Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hi, Teacher!

So we have this "Biscuit Goes to School" lift a flap book that Alice was looking at today. On the first page, one of the flaps is a door and behind the door is the teacher. She lifted the flap and said, "Hi!" so I told her, "That's the teacher". She then said, "Hi, Teacher. How doing? Bye!" and closed the door.

She's been speaking a lot more in almost sentences lately. She'll say "all done milk" or "david, more this?" and point to the window when she wants it rolled down instead of just saying "more" like she has been. She'll also request that her diaper be changed by saying "diapers" and sometimes will tell me that she's pooped or answer yes when I ask (although sometimes she answers yes regardless).

She's also been starting to throw more fits lately, which has been getting frustrating. She has been hitting and getting mad and wanting things her way. Most of the time, it's easy enough to make things work out for her in a way that works for both of us, but when it doesn't, she just screams and cries which can get frustrating. I'm trying to be patient. She's a very good baby overall though and her fits are pretty mild compared to others that I've seen.

Here are some pictures from the trip to CO. I have been meaning to get these up for a while now. We had so much fun and Alice loved seeing cousin Aidan and Grandma and Bridget and Audrey. The rest of you she loved too of course, but those were the names that stuck out. I'm glad that she's finally warming up to Michael (I swear it was the facial hair. She's really doing much better with men with facial hair overall) and Grandpa.

[caption id="attachment_402" align="alignnone" width="225" caption="Her first time getting her own seat on the Airplane"]Her first time getting her own seat on the Airplane[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_403" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Watching Handy Manny on Grandma\'s Bed"]Watching Handy Manny on Grandma's Bed[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_404" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Alice & Aidan\'s hats"]Alice & Aidan's hats[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_405" align="alignnone" width="271" caption="He\'s too cute!"]He's too cute![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_406" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Baby Sister Bridget"]Baby Sister Bridget[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_407" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Backin\' up!"]Backin' up![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_408" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Alice loves Grandma!"]Alice loves Grandma![/caption]

Every time I go back for a visit, it makes me want to move back there. Erik only has 3 years left of school. He was going to be doing the Information systems major which is through the business school and is an intensive 2 year full time program once you're in it (on top of the generals, that is) which means that on top of working full time, he would never see us. he decided that after not seeing us for 2 weeks, he didn't like that idea and decided to explore other major options. after looking for a while, he decided on philosophy. With that major, he will still graduate in 3 years but will never have to take more than 9 credits.

Anyway, I know that was a terribly long post. I didn't even get into the funeral or anything about my Grandma dying or the road trip back in the middle of my vacation, but maybe I'll cover that another time. :D

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