Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Picnics and Dresses

The weather has turned delightfully warm and springlike and it is really making the spring fever bug bite. I had to do some shopping for warm weather clothes for Sophie in 4T since that is her new size. Some things are even 5T. Anyhow, I ended up getting her a bunch of dresses and they are her absolute FAVORITE item of clothing now.

When she puts on a new dress, she just lights up! She wants to look in the mirror and exclaims, "I'm a princess!". One particular dress has a headband to match. I let her wear that dress today, and she said, "Mama? I want the matching headband too." She is becoming a little fashion plate, which has never been the case til now.

She also loves having a picnic outside. We bring a blanket to the park and sit on it and eat our snack, like strawberries or raisins. Now, every day, she wants a picnic, so we've been sitting in the yard in the shade and "picnicking".

We also flew a kite a couple days ago. The wind is kicking up in the afternoons. But the kite was a little too strong for her and it was flying wildly b/c I didn't have its tail to keep it flying steady.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Can you say. . .?

Of course, Sophie loves to role play and pretend that we are all different characters. Now, Daddy is Mufasa, Viv is Zazu, and of course, Sophie is Simba. At dinner tonite, she was talking to Mufasa, and she now "directs" us what to say. She asked Mufasa a question, and he said yes.
She said, "Can you say, 'Yes, Simba, Honey?"
So he said, "Yes Simba".
So she said, "No, can you say 'Yes, Simba, honey?"
So then he repeated it correctly and she was satisfied.

Also, at the park today, a little girl was playing in the sandbox with Sophie. She and her parents spoke Spanish, so Sophie said, "They are speaking Spanish!" The little girl was poking her stick on Sophie's sand pile, and her mom was telling her not to do that, and telling her "Cuidado" which means "watch out". (I think)

The little girl came over to Sophie's sand pile again with the stick, and Sophie turned to me and said, "Mommy? She's not cuidado!" The spanish mom cracked up.