Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Quick Update on the Girls

Ivy still loves to listen to us read to her. After multiple trips through the Pippi Longstocking trilogy and Ramona/Henry Huggins series, Tannis has been reading the Little House on the Prairie series to her...I think they've gone through five or six of them already, with some selective reading of the less politically correct references to the "savage indians". Now I'm going through the Narnia series with her.

A couple of her quotes from the last couple of days:
  • (watching Ella poking the side of her butt in the tub) "Ella, don't scratch off your bum cheek -- that would look super weird."
  • "Daddy, do you know what gets me all stoked?" No, I didn't know. "Star Wars." She insisted last night at the beach that I make a Darth Vader (actually "Dark Invader") sand sculpture, although R2-D2 is her favourite character by far.
Ella's in all kinds of transition these days, experimenting with words, often words that resemble the actual labels for the things she's pointing at, chewing on, or throwing across the room. She's also been taking some tentative, wobbly steps and standing up on her own. She's officially weaned, and she's even been doing some decent stretches of sleep at night, which improves the quality of life for all of us.

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