Wednesday, March 25, 2009

games that Jessie plays

Well, I know I mentioned before that Jessie thinks it's a fun game that she comes up to me and stands and waits for me to clap. Now, (it's so cute) she comes up to me and stands and then she claps for herself. I love it. On the other hand.. the yin and the yang.. there are games that I don't love. Jessie has found a game ( I guess running to the tv is not enough anymore), she crawls as fast as she can (away from me) cracking up in anticipation and grabs the first spec of something she finds on the floor, she throws it in to her mouth. She smiles and laughs to watch me try and dive for her hand to prevent her from putting who knows what in her mouth. sigh.. not a game I love.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

What has Jamie been up to..

I just wanted to give a quick update on Jamie, since I just did one for her sister.

For the most part Jamie is still Jamie, however, it was nice to hear that she is making improvements in school. She is very proud when she knows she is doing well. Her behavior has improved and her writing is getting better too. This past weekend we bought Jamie a chapter book. ( A book with multiple chapters). Jeff and I sat with our mouths agape as we listened to our little five year old read a story about nights, rarely missing a word. We haven't had time to work on her reading in a long time (been busy with the other subjects) but she has improved anyway. She is proud (rightfully so) and now enjoys to carry a book around with her.

Jamie is also learning to tie her shoes this week. She doesn't seem to believe me that it takes practice. I'll keep you updated.

Jessie turns 11 months

It is with great excitement that I blog today about Jessie turning 11months. I feel her one year birthday around the corner. A few weeks ago I would have argued that she was too much of a baby to be turning one year old. Or at least she felt like just a baby to me. However, I see so many changes happening that she just might feel like a one year old on her 1st birthday.

As of today... (could be different tomorrow) these are the fun things that Jessie has been up to. Jessie is starting to stand on her own a little bit. Yesterday we where playing a fun game where she would come up to me and stand without holding on to anything. I would clap and say "yeah Jessie!". She would squeal and laugh. We did this a bunch of times. She loves anything that feels like a game. Peek a boo is a favorite. She holds a blanky either over her face or mine and then is so excited to pull it off to hear peek a boo. She also loves row row your boat.

I'm starting to see the beginnings of a vocabulary. Some thing make no sense but I can here she is copying the words I use and some things are more clear. She says haa (for hi) and baa (for bye) she waves when she is doing it and uses it at the right times. I'm excited to hear what will be next.

She also learned this weekend how to drink from a straw and wants to drink every time she sees a drink with a straw. We bought her a sippy cup with a straw and she is excited to drink her water from it. The diapers have been heavier since we discovered this.

She is an absolute delight and smiles easily.

Some things are not so delightful.... If she gets her hands on something she does not want to let it go (understandably). Sometimes we have to pry it out of her fingers and she has a screaming fit. I totally understand why, it really isn't fair. I make sure to offer up something in exchange which usually agrees with her.

One other thing that is nice is she treats daddy well. She has a slight preference for me but daddy soothes her and she enjoys interacting with him. This makes him very happy. When Jamie was a baby she once screamed for 2 hours straight while I attempted to go shopping with my sister in law.

Anyway.. I'm sure there are things I forgot to mention, but these where some highlights of our littlest one turning 11 months.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Late night

Jessie and I had a late night last night. She woke up at 10:50pm and couldn't go back to sleep. Jeff tried to help but I sent him to bed at 11:50pm. I tried being soothing, I tried playing and everything in between. She wasn't having it. She was kind of funny though. She pulled up using the tv and she just looked so little standing there. Every time I called her (she's not supposed to be at the tv) she came crawling to me, touched base and then turned around and crawled back to the tv. The highlight was she got in to this crazy loop of wanting to sing row row your boat. She would start swaying back and forth and singing ra ra (row row). I would ask her if she wants to do it again and she would shake her head yes. After a couple of times she was signing along with me, mostly using the the word da, but she had the tune right. I need to get that on video, it was super cute. She doesn't want wheels on the bus or patty cake, right now it's all about row row your boat. When she starts swaying back and forth the school is going to think she's lost her mind. Anyway.. she finally went down at 1:30am. Crazy baby. She is also so active in school they have been having a hard time this week getting her to nap. I'm not sure what she is going through.