Happy Mother’s Day and Cha-Cha-Cha-Changes

First off, Happy Mother’s Day!

So, what have we been doing since September? Well, let’s see….

1) Brenna is very mobile, very opinionated, and very funny.
2) Meg and I still work our same jobs and thankfully even still enjoy them!
3) We’ve all had birthdays, Brenna turned 1 on January 4, 2011, I turned 34 on January 26 and Meg turned 34 on April 22.

Over the last 4 or 5 weeks Brenna’s vocabulary and ability to communicate has exploded. She says “hi!” to everything and waves to it. She loves to give kisses or blow kisses to you. She points to things and says “tree,” “cat,” “turtle,” or “bubbles!” (she really loves bubbles, by the way). She will put things around her arm (little bags, a sand pail, etc…) and say “Bye bye!”

Her ability to put concepts together that are not explicitly taught is pretty amazing to watch develop as well. She found a piece of paper or a receipt or something on the floor and tried to give it to me. I told her “That’s trash Brenna. Can you put that in the trash?” and she walked into the kitchen, opened up the trashcan and threw it away. She even wiped her hands together before clapping for herself and running off. I didn’t even know she knew what “trash” was, so I was a little slack-jawed by the whole thing. Nonetheless it taught me a lesson – Brenna knows far more about what’s going on around her than I was giving her credit for.

Time to start watching my language.

Anyway, the most recent development, and by most recent I mean it literally happened about an hour ago, is that we’ve transitioned Brenna from her standard crib to her toddler bed (which means removing the front rail and pondering for 20 minutes how this new rail fits on instead). She was very excited to see it happen, but as I type this, Megan is in her room trying to get her to actually sleep in it while Brenna screams and cries. Brenna does not adapt quickly to change.

Inspecting the toddler rail

[UPDATED: I feel the need to point out that about 15 minutes after getting this posted, Brenna was sound asleep in her bed!)

Anyway, that’s the update! We hope everyone is doing well and wish you all the best.

And because I wasn’t particularly funny in this post, here’s a picture of Jack and Elmo. You know, just because.

I am Jack's cure for ennui

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1 Comment

  1. barrylide said,

    May 8, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Love the update. Love the bed idea, can’t wait to hear how this works out for the three of you–especially the next few nights. Lots of good family time today. Brenna is sooo cute and so smart and indeed is very in tune as to what is happening around her. I see this more and more as she gets a little older. Love yall. Mama/Nannie


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