chloe: the bigness of big


:scribbles, Christmas & foooood:

first, some Christmas photos:

her Christmas outfit, compliments of Corianne.

Chloe's first scribbles with the crayons we got her.

the product of those first scribbles

she's so stinkin' cute. thanks to my dad for some of the photos.

it seems like she's developing exponentially. she copies everything. she understands everything, usually in both languages. she also eats everything, of course.

yesterday she found a q-tip in the bathroom and started putting it in her ear. i know she watches me everyday as i do that and she finally realized what it's used for.

this morning while she was eating her oatmeal, she heard the teletubbies saying "bye bye" and followed with a wave and a smile.

we have a harmonica and i was playing it to entertain her. she took it and because she hasn't mastered the blowing, she started mimicking the sound with her own voice. pretty smart.

i think one of the most shocking new things to me is how she insists on feeding herself. for so long she hasn't really been interested. she loves to eat, but seemed to prefer me feeding her. well, all of a sudden, she takes the spoon out of my hand and proceeds to try and pick up whatever is in the bowl. sometimes she's successful, but most of the time she just makes a mess. that's ok. when she does get a bite in her mouth, we cheer. needless to say, the feeding time takes a bit longer now. but it's so fun to watch her get it all. and, it seems like she uses her left hand a bit more. she still switches, but the left is definitely more favored. interesting.

not sure if i mentioned this in a past blog, but she also enjoys spinning around in circles and making herself dizzy. she's like her mother, a daredevil with an iron stomach. definitely not like her father ;)

we got her a pink soccer ball for Christmas and she loves it. we took it to the park yesterday and she was trying ever so hard to take it with her up the jungle jim and down the slide. she knows to kick it too. very coordinated.

she's very loving and sweet. she even hugs the big iron duck that sits on the playground. she knows that it represents something living. she reaches for the picture of jaelyn on the tree, kisses it and carries it around. she adores her dad, and when he gets home from work she eagerly grabs his legs for some hugs. we love her and can't imagine anything better.


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