Friday, June 8, 2012

Gabrielle has been completely refusing her sippy cup since Wednesday and I couldn't figure out why. Was it leaking on her? Was she tired of milk and juice? Was she just not thirsty? No. She just wanted to drink out of a big cup. No lid, no straw. My little baby bear isn't so little anymore.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Today, Gabrielle went over to the fridge and pointed at it. "Fish?" "We don't have any fish, honey." "Dog?" "We... Wait, why are you trying to eat common household pets?" She looked at me like I was stupid. "Oh! You mean Gold Fish and a hotdog." "Yes."

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Gabrielle has learned quite a few new words. She's almost to the stage of being able to repeat any word said to her. So far she's surprised me with sky, moon, hat, work, duck and, "I wanna cuddle!" The last one is definitely the best.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Heaven be praised, Bri has started saying 'potty' when she needs to go.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Bri has been cranky all day. I just asked her, "Honey, will you be nice to Mama?" "nnnnnnNO!"

Saturday, February 18, 2012




Bri enjoying some Valentine's day cookies from her Granny.
Bri found a bunch of red plastic cups today. She pulled them apart and lined them up rim-to-rim. One at a time, she stacked them together and counted, "Seven, six, nine, seven, eight, six..." Too adorable.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

We're not quite sure, but we think Gabrielle has started chanting, "USA! USA! USA!"

I guess we have a patriotic princess.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Bri and I looked for her sippy cup this morning. I asked her, "Do you know where it is?" She sort of hummed and said, "I think... I know I saw it somewhere."

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Today, I got Bri up from her nap. We're working on her learning to say her name. I named a few of her toys and then pointed to her. "What's your name?" I asked. She looked up at me. "You wanna know?" "Yes, I do." Our cat walked by her crib. She pointed to him. "Does he know?" "I don't think so honey, he's a cat. What's your name?" "Uh, I don't know!" She knows, she just doesn't know how to say it yet.
Yesterday, Bri spent the night with her Grandpa George and grandma Helen. When Matt picked her up this morning, she didn't want to leave. Every time he tried to put her shoes on her, she would say, "Stay, stay, stay." We didn't even know that she knew that word.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Finally, after months and months of trying, Bri will say 'Thank you.' Right now it sounds more like 'Dank koo' but the sentiment is there.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Last night, I had Gabrielle in the bathroom. She smiled, looked up at me and happily said, "Oh Mom. You make me so mad."

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Today, Matt played "Happy Feet" for Bri for the first time. The opening scene is a nebula or a galaxy. She pointed to the TV screen and said, very proudly, "It's space!"

Apparently Buzz Lightyear is teaching her quite a lot about the universe.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Bri just woke up from her nap. I'm downstairs and I heard her say from her room upstairs, "Mommy! Love you! Daddy! Love you! Hi, hi. Love you!"

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Gabrielle watched the first Toy Story this morning. When Woody lit the rocket at the end of the movie, Gabrielle giggled. She laid down on the ottoman with her hands in front of her like Superman and said, "Woooo!"

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Bri loves to talk about movies. Yesterday she asked for "Yimba" which we took to mean "Simba".

We're watching Toy Story 3 right now. She pointed to the TV and said, "Buddy! Wuzz!"

She also loves to chant, "Okei! Okei, okei, okei, okei!" (Okay)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Today we went to the grocery store. Bri spotted some Toy Story bubble bath and asked, "Buzz? Uuddy? Pees?" Traslation: Buzz? Woody? Please?

How could I say no?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012