Clover is now Two!

Clover is now Two!

Friday, October 22, 2010

13 months old today

Clover is 13 months old today.  Last night, she took her first steps.  She was walking towards her Grandma.  She took one step that I got on video and she took a series of 3 that I didn't catch.  I know she will be walking soon.  I guess she is almost a toddler and not a baby any more.  In fact, she is doing much more that I ever imagined for a 13 month old. Today I put in her favorite signing video.  As soon as she realized which one it was, she signed, "signing time".  I didn't know for sure what she was signing, so I paid close attention to the video.  Sure enough, baby "signing time" was being signed in the intro.  She saw a picture of "shoes".  She looked at me and made the sign for "shoes".  The way she looked at me was if she was teaching me how to sign it..and she said, "shoes".  This continued for the rest of the video.  She comprehends more than we know.  Yesterday my mother said, "One.."  and she said, "two...three".  I have no idea how she knows this. We haven't gone over numbers, but maybe she got it from a song in one of her signing time videos or from books that we read.  I just hope we can keep up with her. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Birthday Party Pictures

I made Clover's Birthday Bandana Bunting

With Daddy

With Grandma

This was a wild baby fawn that was lost from her mother.  She was very shy, but warmed up to Clover.

With MeMe and Grandma

All natural cake just for Clover.

Pure Trans-Fat tub of lard for the guests!  I made that was a first attempt..just wait until next year!

Thanks to everyone for making this day so extra special

Friday, October 8, 2010

First week of October

I have been so busy and have not even gone thru all of Clover's birthday pictures yet to post.  I was feeling run-down from getting ready for the party and working at my new job.  I was sick for a few days (and on my Birthday).  Johnny was here for most of the week and got to spend lots of time with Clover, which really helped me.  He even got me a little birthday cake from whole foods and also got Clover a little cupcake. 

Clover has been going to a sitter while I am at work.  She loves going to see her and has a new little friend, Jake, who is about 6 months older than she.  Clover is loving her toys she got for her birthday and is so cute when she plays with them.  We are giving her a few at at a time so doesn't lose interest in them.

She is now saying so many words.  Today she said "cracker" perfectly and for the first time trying to say it.  She will repeat just about anything you ask her to repeat.  She still loves bananas and will ask for one if she is hungry. A few days ago she was walking around, holding on to the couch.  She came over to me and started grabbing my toes and laughing. Then she took a little bite with all 3 of her tiny little teeth.  Then she laughed really hard.  She was also trying to be sneaky by getting behind me and then pulling little fly away hairs from my head..then laughing.  I would turn around and she would have a huge grin on her face.  I would say, "Clover!  What does mommy say?"...She would shake her finger and say, "NO NO NO"..and then laugh. 

Clover is definitely daddy's little girl, so I was happy to see that she was excited to have fun with mommy this week.  We sang lots of songs together and I was singing "You are so beautiful"..and she would sing the "YOU" part.  She held the note and sounded like a dog howling.  She also pointed at a picture of her that I hung on the wall.  She said, "girl".  I said, "that is you, Clover.  Can you say "Clover"? " She just smiled and pointed to herself.