Thursday, November 24, 2011

happy thanksgiving!

happy thanksgiving to you!  we woke up early this morning, ate pancakes and watched the parade.  penny's attention span is getting longer, but a three hour parade is a lot.
when we got on the railroad, we settled into our seats - penny THREW her arms around alex, gave him the biggest hug ever and said "i love you, daddy".  my heart totally melted and i watched them snuggle a bit, then she threw herself at me, gave ME a gigantic hug and told me "i love you too, mommy".

that's what i'm thankful for.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

birthday party!

penny attended her cousin jacob's second birthday - she had a fantastic time tumbling, jumping on trampolines, sliding, and eating pizza and cake.  if she could have moved in to the gym, she would still be there now!
happy 2nd birthday, jacob!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


full sentences!

sorry for the extended blog silence - we've all been battling a cold, so we've been taking care of each other in shifts.  the good news is that penny can now speak in full sentences!  over the past two days, she has said
(upon running into a neighbor, complete with arm flourish to indicate who she was speaking about): "this is grandma"
(upon the completion of a song that alex & penny made up together and has become a staple of our household): "i like that song, daddy"
(upon placing items in a bag and hanging that bag over the push bar of her elmo truck, complete with VERY surprised inflection): "i did it!"

she also can tell you that penny begins with a p and mama begins with an m, and point at various letters in the dr. seuss ABC book, though i'm not at all convinced she gets it yet.

this morning she took alex's dress shoes off the shoe rack and wore them around the bedroom, telling us that she was going to a "fancy party".

penny and noah spent a good couple of minutes standing side by side in the hallway giving each other sidelong glances and saying "hi, penny", "hi, noah", then hugging.  true love, i tell you.