Monday, March 22, 2010

Chicago Road Trip 2010 -- Days 5, 6, 7 -- heading home

The road home took us through Springfield, IL, so we stopped and visited the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. Our planned overnight stop in Topeka to see Poppy, Nana, and the Rosses turned in to two nights and some snowy fun.
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Day 4 Continued -- Sears Tower

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Chicago Road Trip 2010 -- Days 3 and 4 -- Sacred Heart Monastery, Shedd Aquarium

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Chicago Road Trip 2010 -- Day 2 -- Field Museum and Oak Park

This vacation really cemented Elizabeth's fascination with pushing buttons. We had to stop at every interactive display, and now the girls have to take turns pushing elevator buttons.

Chicago Road Trip 2010 -- Day 1

Elizabeth did great in the car, sleeping pretty much according to her normal routine. We stopped in St. Louis to see her cousins and visit the arch.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Water Fun

Rainy day inside play. Water in a bowl with a few toys. So fun!
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Saturday, March 6, 2010

PBS Kids Day

Elizabeth just hung out with mommy.
But she did get to see Clifford up close.
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Thursday, March 4, 2010


It is so fun to really see Elizabeth blossom into her own little personality.

She is a climber. Step stools, toddler chairs, toddler table. If she can hoist her leg onto it, she'll get on top of it.

She loves to suck on water. Two favorite activities -- climbing on the step stool in the bathroom, getting her toothbrush, and demanding (with grunts) that I turn on the water so she can wet her toothbrush and suck on it; getting a washcloth and taking it to my bathtub, turning on the water, wetting it, and sucking on it.

She is very social and friendly. In our music class, she walks around to everyone in the circle, waving and saying "Hi!" If someone comes in late, she makes a bee-line for them to offer her "Hi!"

But she can be a bit rough and loud and has often (heck, at least once a day, I'd venture) made another baby cry with her physical affection or boisterous verbalizations.

And she follows one step instructions very well! When I ask her to put a toy in the basket, she does it! That makes momma very happy!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Happy Texas Independence Day!

We baked Texas cookies in honor of Texas Independence Day and to welcome our new neighbors.
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