Well, this morning Rory did the deed. After a few attempts this weekend, with only some "gas", Rory sat down again this morning, for what I believe she thinks is a free storytime session in the bathroom. BUT...as I was reading along, all of a sudden I heard a little yelp, and 'kerplunk'....I cheered, Rory smiled, and a whole new era has begun at our house.
This was taken a little later on a less eventful sit.
Is it me or do these glasses give her a distinctive John Elton look?
Other Rory news....talking more than ever. Little sentences like "I see Jack", etc. But today was huge...we were reading "I Went Walking", which if you are familar goes like this...I went walking; What did you see?; I saw a black cat looking at me...repeat with various animals. Well, I started reading, and Rory finished with the "I saw a cat looking at me"...upon the shock, applause, and kudos she got from me, she preceded to go through the whole book. "I saw a cow looking at me", etc. She doesn't have that color adjective yet, but WOW! Next up was the every favorite "Panda Bear, Panda Bear, what do you see?" For this one, Rory spouts "Panda, Panda, what see? I see a bald eagle soaring by me" !!! Some of the animals can only be recognized by me...BUT still! She totally has the rhythm and cadence down.
Rory is currently obsessed with Pandas. First it was the book Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What do you see? This has already resulted in 3 demanding breakdowns, during which Rory insists that we read the story AGAIN. "Read Book" "Panda" "Please"
So, thinking I was I was so smart, after hearing a story about the new baby panda @ the D.C. zoo on NPR, I pulled up the "Baby Panda" webcam to show her. Now I have a crying child, who wants to watch the computer screen as the Mommy and Baby panda sleep.
In other news,
Rory now smiles upon request. For this one I asked for a "Big Smile"
Trying to get up-to-date with all the fun pictures that have been taken in the last month or so. Rory has been singing, talking up a storm, and moving around like a little bunny. (Hop, Hop) She is climbing better, and really learning to use words to explain what she wants. She loves animals, and can't get enough of Jule's tail. This summer promises to be so fun, as Rory blossoms into a full on toddler. Wow, that was fast.