Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Emily loves music and nursery rhymes. Emily says "row, row, row" when we sing Row,Row, Row Your Boat. She clicks her tongue like Claire and I do during Hickory Dickory Dock and says "down" at approximately the right place.

Emily likes to hold lots of things in one hand. It seems sometimes as if she is trying to see just how many things will fit in her tiny little fist. she also likes to carry something in her hand as she crawls along even if it is quite large like a purse.

She is very interested in paper and turning pages. The baby bug pages are just the right thickness for her to turn independently.

She is developing strong opinions and a firm agenda and will let us know when we are not following her plan. Her main goal for each day seems to be to spend as much time with someone walking her around as possible. (Try doing this with someone who is a mere 2 feet tall and you'll see why I am eager to avoid doing this for any length of time.

It is so interesting to see the differences in how our girls are developing. Their being together seems to reinforce learning certain thinga. They both learned to kiss last month, and we had tried to teach Claire by herself for over a year before that. Emily learned to drink from a straw the first time she tried it (today) while Claire tried it for a couple of months before she could do it. Emily is able to push small buttons on a phone or toy at 13 months that I'm sure took Claire much longer.


Azreada said...

How fun to see Emily navigating on her own. We sure enjoyed the "development" blog and the movie.

Nanna said...

Dear Ones,

We loved the video clip of Em toting her handbag and smiling all the while! What a dear! Could see Claire's sweet bare foot swinging in the background too. It sounds like Emily may be working up to walking by herself soon.
Much love to you all, Nanna
P.S. You're in our thoughts today. I believe this is Claire's appointment with the new Pediatric Heart Surgeon.

Johney said...

We liked the pictures. We are learning to comment
Love Grammy&Johney

Linda said...

YO Strangers!! I found your space all on my own widdle memory! I LOVE the photo of dad and claire with stacked catfood cans!!! Thank YOU so much for having me down for dinner. I have been running as usual. Chelsea and family moved into the cabin Oct 31, and Jack is now 25 lbs, and it is a full little cabin. I taught my 2nd class at Zinnia today and it inspired me to make a BLOG!!! So check it out: http://linda-fromthefoothills.blogspot.com/2009/11/sunday-evening.html
ALSO, I was THRILLED that you made the time to come and see me at the Xiem sale. It meant a lot to me. I am now working on a plate commission which is hard in the wind and cold. Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. We all have a lot to be thankful for....especially for friends like you. xoxox Linda

Linda said...

Surgeon appt update?? Wasn't that once tentatively scheduled for this fall?? Okay, I have been fairly faithful with FB and the new blog, so I'm looking forward to hearing from you...even a one-liner...in either place! Tonight's blog entry was on Jack's 1st clay lesson on the wheel!!!! Let's see what kind of wonderful thing we can do for a holiday sharing?? A meal? A walk up the canyon (oh maybe not..)? There is a nice toddler park within walking distance from my cabin? Making some kind of yummy cookie (that even I could eat)?? I have a good rugelach recipe with a cream cheese dough. Let me know. xoxo Linda