Monday, August 16, 2010
are all a little sleep deprived. Susannah started climbing out of the
pack n play on vacation and the trend continued when we got home and
put her back in her crib. It is pretty strange to wake up and hear "
mama!" and then open the door to your toddler standing in the middle
of her room like some kind of magician.
The toddler bed is cute and somewhat of a pain because she can get in
and out of it at any hour of her choosing. (hence the lack of sleep,
especially at nap time.). I think she's getting used to it though and
even likes it.
She's growing up! It's a transistion for us all.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
I have noticed considerable changes in Susannah over the last weeks. Perhaps this is because I haven't spent as much time with her lately, working a lot and being gone to Africa for two weeks. In Maine, and as we moved from Poland to Portland and then further south along the coast to Kennebunkport, I witnessed growth mainly in two areas - speech and defiance. She is putting together more short phrases ("dadda drives" "I need mama" "I need help" "more hot-dog please"...). She has also looks me in the eye while repeatedly disobeying me (e.g. "Susannah don't touch the ants, just watch..," after which she puts both hands on pile of ants and scatters them all over - "bye-bye ants!!". I secretly wished they had bitten her, but for some reason they were merciful).
A popsicle on the dock with mama
Remember a similar shot several years ago? She is slowly liking kayaks more - one stroke at a time.
Driving the boat with Carly - a huge highlight, especially for a girl who is on the fence about boats. Susannah LOVES Carly.
Below: Orrin, Richard and Rhino, the latter an extremely important member of the Chandler family (FYI, Rhino doesn't float).
Orrin and Susannah - bf4ev.
Susannah, Orrin, Carly and Maisy - shhh...night-night.