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stay-at-home mommy by day
program manager by night
children's painter somewhere in between


snippets of our day


"mooooo", she said. i'm a cow. duh!

recent cool things:
  • we had a great, great day: a puppet show and playtime with friends - mommy really needed the chance to get out of the house
  • emmy ate like a champ - from apple pancakes and bananas to ravioli and spinach and meatloaf and broccoli and cauliflower and even a clementine, PLUS snacks ("nacks!")
  • and even better: em seems to like the new variety of soy milk we bought - could this be the solution to our evil milk problem? (on a related note, i tried calling our peds today to ask what they suggested. uh, yeah, waste of time. all i got back was a voice mail telling us to try anything that's "lacto-free." um, did you mean lactose-free, perhaps? and thanks, like i couldn't figure that out on my own. sheesh.)
  • i *heart* the signing time dvds. i totally recommend them to anyone trying to teach their child sign language. we've seen volumes 1-9 courtesy of our local library system, but i may just have to breakdown and get the whole set. it's signing time with alex and leah... that song runs through my head a million times a day! and yes, the picture above is emmy signing her version of "cow." i think she probably spends a good 50% of her day signing "more - eat - cheerios - more - eat!" to us now, with the occasional "cheese" thrown in for variety. at least the kid knows what she wants!
  • emmy's starting to pretend play now and it's one of the coolest things i've ever seen! it started with her putting stuffed animals under blankets and saying "night night". then she started feeding them with a doll milk bottle. and just the other day we spent at least 30 minutes giving her tiger a check-up - she's totally fallen in love with her tiny medical bag and likes to hear mommy make the buh-bum sound when she uses her stethoscope. just a warning though: that girl is vicious with the fake syringe. her poor tiger must have been vaccinated for everything... in the eye. ouch!
and that's all for tonight, folks! g'night!

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5 Responses to “snippets of our day”

  1. # Anonymous Superha

    Love Em's t-shirt. I didn't know Signing Time had DVD's. My friend just told me about the show so I've been TiVo-ing it. Cool. I wish Ash would eat like a champ... or like a loser even.

    By the way, you're so lucky that Em will sleep in a stroller. Ours will sleep in our arms only. Doh! She's half a pound shy of 30 pounds!

    Sorry about the milk thing. Ash loves her meeeaolk! I heard that you can pick up nursing your kid again if it's only been a few weeks. Not sure if it's true, but you can always try if it's not too weird for Em now. Ooops about the McRib comment. Totally forgot about the dearth in DC. I'll have one on your behalf soon. Thanks for keeping me entertained, too and glad to be on your blogroll. :) N  

  2. # Blogger Satyan

    Kim, I'm going to spend the rest of this week reading your blog. I'm officially obsessed! Keep the posts coming...  

  3. # Blogger kim

    Welcome, Sat! I just added you to my blogroll - can't wait to see pics from the Galapagos soon! (Be sure to pet a penguin or fur seal for us!)  

  4. # Blogger Rachel Coleman

    Pretty awesome she is signing "COW"! Em is beautiful and obviously VERY smart - while all the other toddlers her age are signing MILK and MORE she's moved on to barnyard animals! I love it~  

  5. # Blogger halfmama

    Thanks for commenting on my site — mostly because now I've found yours! You're added to my blogroll. :) And Emmy is ADORABLE.

    We love Signing Time DVDs also, and it's funny that Superha didn't know there were DVDs, because I had no idea it was on TV! I'll have to do a search on TiVo.

    (The twins run around everyday singing, "I'm a girl/boy, I'm a girl/boy, I'm proud to be me, YEAH!")

    So cool Rachel Coleman wrote you too!  

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