Clover is now Two!

Clover is now Two!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Clover turns 8 months this Saturday

I can't believe we are already 4 months from Clover's birthday.  That will be something I should start planning for soon.

Clover is getting better with crawling..yesterday she crawled a little higher, not on her stomach as much.  She went pretty far from the middle of the living room to the kitchen.  She went over to a low drawer and opened and tried to look in it.  She is a curious one for sure.  Then she shut it back. She hit her hands on the hard floor for a bit and then she got scared of being there on the floor and I had to pick her up and put her on the carpet in the living room.

She is also talking a little bit more.  She hasn't said mommy any more.  She said daddy once last week, but now says "dadadadadada".  This morning she said "mama dada" and was waving her hand.  She does say "hey" and "hi" and sometimes "baa", when she is waving her hand. 

This afternoon, I walked outside with her in my arms to get some fresh air.  There was a toddler standing out there with his dad.  He was a tiny little thing and looked just a little taller than Clover.  Clover went crazy for this kid.  She was so excited every time he glanced in our direction.  I think she loves him.

Monday, May 10, 2010

My first Mother's Day

I got to sleep in on Mother's Day and  had a really nice Mother's Day with Clover, Johnny and my mom.  We all went with my dad and brother Michael to brunch at the Westin Hotel.  We strolled around Bridge Street afterward and I found a locket that I liked.  After we got home, Johnny gave me some gifts and one was the locket that I saw, but he had already gotten it.  That was a nice surprise.  It was a great day and I couldn't have possibly had a better one.  I feel very lucky.  Happy Mother's Day, Mom and Linda!

Clover had a good day too.  She liked going out and when we got home, she got to play with her new jumper.  She seems to really love it.  We think it will help her build up her strength to crawl better off of her belly and build muscles so she can sit up.

Friday night, we went to Relay for Life and had a really good time. Clover got to see some live dogs for the first time.  After a few laps around the track, we decided on some hamburgers and threw a blanket in the grass and played with Clover.  We had to leave after the music started because it was way too loud for her ears.

Clover is a babbling away right now and ready for me to get her up from her nap.  I'll be posting a few photos later.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Clover's Favorite Word

While I was at work today, Clover said "baby".  Grandma King was there to hear it.  I am not surprised because I can tell that is Clover's favorite word.  Sometimes, when I say the word 'baby', she will just smile really big.  So when I asked her to say baby for me today, she tried.  It sounded like baby to me. 

Monday, May 3, 2010

Back To Work

This last week, I started a temp job working for the Census.  One good thing about the job is that I can make my own hours, as long as I get the work done.  So, it is great to have Grandma King available to take good care of her while I am away.  I had training last week and Clover seemed a little hurt by me going gone so much.  Over the weekend, her dad and I took Clover  to her cousins' (Collin and Cory) band concert.  Clover enjoyed the people, the music and the clapping...and she got to see lots of family.  Then we went to the Alabama Crawfish Company, in Huntsville for a early dinner. 

Johnny picked up some baby signing videos and we watched them.  I started using some signing with her this morning and she paid close attention to my signs as I spoke to her.  We are working on these words right now:  eat, milk, bed, diaper, mommy, daddy, grandma, grandpa, milk, and hungry.