Caroline is changing each day by leaps and bounds. She is really starting to use sentences and put words together to communicate complete thoughts. She has a few phrases that she loves to use "help please" "I cook ____ " "I feed sissy" "by my SELF!" "HOT water" (at bath time) "I like it!" "FUNNY!! FUNNY!"(when she sees something that she likes, or is actually funny) Caroline is waking up a little earlier these days and I am scared to death of this weekend when the time changes. She and I have a conversation each night before I tuck her in bed that when she wakes up she is NOT allowed to SCREAM for mommy or Tessa....that she should practice her quiet voice and sing to her toys...THEN mommy will come in and get her. There is nothing like being awoken from a deep sleep by a blood curdling SCREAM from your child...just to find out it's 5:30, still dark, and you have to go in and tell her to go back to sleep. Usually she does. She loves her friends- we sing about everyone we know every night before bed. We sing "He's Got the Whole World In His Hands" and insert every one's name in the song- family, friends, neighbors, everyone. She is such a people person. She is starting to sing bits and pieces of songs- Twinkle Twinkle, ABC's, Jesus Loves Me. She can count "1,2,3" but usually rambles "7, 8, 9, 7, 8, 9, 10! All done!"She loves reading and talking about Clifford the big red dog, Arthur and D.W. and Maisey the Mouse, and Biscuit the dog. She amazes me at how she remembers all the characters names and details after hearing a story just one time. She has decided, with a bit of comical understanding, that horses will now be called "neigh neigh's" and sheep are "baa baa's". She loves to wash her hands- which I guess is a good thing?!?! but it's driving me insane. Washing hands with a 1-almost-2 year old can be ironically a messy thing. She loves to feed Isabelle our cat all by herself. She loves to get the mail. She loves to read through magazines. She loves to use the lacing beads that Nana just mailed her. But most of all she loves to read....and cook.....as always. I just love that sweet girl.
Here are some videos from the Fall Festival.