Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Our Easter was pretty good. We went to church in the morning, Kaiya had her nap when we got home, and then we gave her her Easter basket. She was so excited and pulled everything out immediately. I couldn't' even get a picture of her with the basket before she pulled it apart. She received all new bath toys in her basket so I can rotate the ones she has with the new ones. She gets bored with playing with the same ones every day. Later in the day we let her hunt for eggs. She was really good at it (I guess all the practicing payed off) and found about five or six and put them in her basket before she decided she'd just rather play with them. It was really cute. Unfortunately my camera died after the basket pictures, so this is all the photographic evidence we have of Kaiya's first Easter. I made lamb for dinner and it turned out really well! I was nervous because it was my first attempt at cooking a lamb, but I think it was a success. We hope you enjoyed your Easter day as well!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Saturday, March 08, 2008
Kaiya actually said her very first word about three weeks ago, and I have been trying to capture it on video to post on the blog, but that task has been proven to be harder than it would seem. Every time I try to video her she sees me with the camera and comes after it. So here are two recent attempts, and together I think they capture Kaiya's ability to say "ball".
It really is funny to hear her say this all day long. The first thing she does when we get her out of her crib after a nap or in the morning is point and say "baah!". The funniest thing is when she takes a break from nursing just to say ball and then continues. I think she's really pleased with herself and likes to show off her new talent as much as possible.
She can understand probably about a dozen words now and when we ask her where one of them is she turns to look at it (like she did in the video) and sometimes points. Some of the ones she knows are ball (obviously), outside, daddy, mommy, grandma, book, and hippo. Even though she knows mama and dada and can say them, she won't call Patrick and I dada or mama yet. I was hoping Mama would be her first word, but I guess she has more of her dad's love for sports in her and "ball" won out. Well, maybe with the next baby...