Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Art and Tif had to go shopping for a new dryer because our dryer stopped working. (OK... we bought it in 1983 but couldn't it last a little longer?) Anyway, while they were gone, KC and I did a bit of coloring. I'm figuring she'll be the next Van Gogh. You can never tell. She's very good at circles.
Anyway, I put a sheet of newspaper under her drawing paper and she stopped and pointed to a photo and said, "Obama." Clearly, "Obama."
She can't say Grandma. I'm still Gobby which I'm getting to like but she can easily say, "Obama." Go figure. Then she said, "KC cower Obama." (Translation: I'm going to color President Obama.)
And she did.
In the short time we've been here, I'm just astounded at how much she knows and is soaking up like a sponge. Just 5 months ago, she could barely say, "Mama." Now I have to watch what I say because she'll understand and try to repeat it.
Today, while we were preparing dinner, KC called to her father, "Daddee."
When he didn't hear her because he was busy preparing something, she called out loudly, "Ed!" And that did get his attention.
This is so much fun! We have only a week and a half to go in Chicago and we're trying to get so much done. It's going to be close.
I'll be seeing a couple of my close friends tomorrow which I've been looking forward to. There's so much to catch up on.
Then the following evening (Friday), we're hosting a huge pot luck party with our neighbors. It's going to be tricky since we don't have much furniture or kitchenware but I don't think anyone will mind. Tif and Art also bought a 6 foot folding table today. It won't be fancy but it will help to set the food on. It'll be fun to see all the neighbors again!