Monday, June 16, 2014

Hugging May May

Last night on the couch:
“Are you excited for your baby sister Vera?”
“Can you point to your baby Sister?”
She points to Mom’s belly.
“Do you want to give her a hug?”

Hugs Mom’s belly.


Vera is a great share-er. When she and Griff have snacks, she gets out two bowls from the kids-dishes-drawer (the lowest one) in the kitchen – one for her, one for him.  Yesterday I was sitting on the couch and she offered me some of her Pirate’s Booty in exchange for some of my pita chips. 


I got a FitBit as part of a walking challenge at work.  It’s a wristband that lights up some of its five lights when you tap it twice so you can tell how far you’ve progressed towards your daily goal.  

Guess who loves to tap the FitBit?  Yup, both of our kids.

And when she wants to tap it, Vera says “BipBipBipBipBip…” until I give in.  Sometimes I ask her to say please.  Sometimes I forget and just let her tap away cause its so freakin’ cute.

I Love You

Vera says this now.  Usually not with the “I” – but she has said the three word phrase:  “Love you Gug-guh” (Guh-guh is what she calls Griffin, also Chinese for “older brother”).  She did it the other night and it was just ridiculously cute.  Usually its just two words:  "Luv - ooo".

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Love You

A quick moment I have to remember, I just put Vera down for her nap... as I lay her down in her crib, I said, "I love you." Vera responded "love you". It sounded more like "lahh ooh". I said, "Vera, did you just say "love you"?!  She laughed and said, "yeah!". I said, "Awww that makes mommy so happy. Can you say it again?  Say, "love you"". "Lahhh ohh." What a priceless moment.

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Vera looks a little like Boo from Monsters Inc. She even likes to sneak up on me and say "Boo!"

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Loving her Brother

Vera loves Griffin.  She has started calling him guh-guh,  which is awesome because its the G sound and it means older brother in Chinese.
The easiest way to see how much she loves him is by watching what happens when he goes to time out.  If she's in the room, she gets a worried look on her face and walks over to the stairs, giving him a hug if the gate isn't in the way.  And if we're all in the kitchen, she gets the same concerned look on her face as if to say "where is my Guh-Guh?"  Its adorable.


Vera says hi now.  It was particularly cute last night when she came into Griffin's room while he and I were reading books.  Just inside the doorway "hi!" She walked right up to the bed and plopped comfortably between Griffin and I for the exciting conclusion of Where the Wild Things Are.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Cutest Timeout Ever

Vera got 2 timeouts during dinner tonight for throwing food on the floor. Every time she goes into timeout, I have to turn away and laugh (tom too). It feels totally ridiculous trying to discipline our sweet girl.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sibling Cuteness

I'm glad these 2 get along so well.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Pic with Mom

From earlier tonight...

Storytime with "day dah"

"Healthy Foods"

This was an art project called "healthy foods" that Vera made at school.  Her teacher Jackie said she really enjoyed the gluing.  Apparently there was a bunch of pictures of foods for the babies to choose from and glue onto a plate. I don't think Vera managed to pick out a single healthy food. D- (but A+ for effort) Perhaps I should rethink the foods i feed my kids.. maybe that m&m I gave her the other day wasn't the best choice.  :-)

Monday, February 10, 2014

Vera Speaks

Sign language - she’s been doing these for a while and is pretty proficient.
·         More
·         Please  (she’ll now say this even when prompted with “what do you say Vera?”)
·         Thank you
·         All done
·         I
·         Love
·         You
·         I just pooped.  (Not official sign language, but she will stand a bit further away, poop with a funny face, and then walk back to Vicki or I and point to her diaper.)

Original verbal Vocabulary – as of about a month ago:
·         Mama
·         Dada
·         Uh oh
·         Baba (bottle)
·         Dat (cat)
·         Chssss   (this means cheese – it is said with urgency as lil’ V loves cheese. Especially Cabot Extra Sharp Cheddar.)
·         This.  (usually indicates “I want this”, often said after breaking into the snack cabinet and walking over to us with a giant box or bag of some salty snack).

New additions we’re hearing in the past few days/weeks:
·         Pasta
·         Fire Truck.  (It was a little garbled, but she clearly said it in response to seeing the picture in the  book “baby things that go”.)

·         I love you.  (mostly mumbled, but the intonation is perfect and its obvious that’s what she’s saying)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Toddler Crack

Even her little toddler crack is cute.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

First Time Out

Vera earned her first time out today when she showed a bit of her sassy side and hit Griffin in the face (a light smack). The time out lasted approximately 30 seconds. It was 10% sad and 90% adorable to see her sitting on the step.  She had to go "apologize" to her brother by giving him a hug.