Monday, June 20, 2011

Sarah Lately

I've been "sitting on" this post since Sarah's birthday. Yikes. I suck. Anyway... This little girl is pretty special, and despite her new-found flair for the dramatic, we really, really like her.
Here she is chillin' in the backyard a few weeks back.

A few Sarah-isms:

Jake still calls her, "Saiya". I love it so much and will be so sad when we can actually pronounce her name.

She still digs baby food. It's weird.

She is completely weened. {And has been for several weeks now.}
She can scream like a shrieking eel.

She loves her flower blanket and her dolly. She cuddles them close to her face and makes the sweetest sighing sounds.

She is still thinking about walking. I think she just hasn't decided to do it yet.
She loves attention.

She loves to dance. She does a great shimmy.

She tries very hard to be a big kid. She isn't afraid to get in there with Jake and her cousins.

She loves to swing. I will put her in the swing at the park and push her for an hour. I'm not kidding.

She is a climber. She loves the stairs. We are trying to teach her to go down them without falling.

She has learned how to cry and get her brother in trouble... even when he doesn't deserve it.

She says "Dada", "Mama", and "banana"-- even though I wasn't there to really hear it, she said "banana" to my mom up in WA.

Despite her limited vocabulary, she's actually a great communicator. She grunts and points and knows how to follow instructions.

She's really beginning to love books. She'll pull them down from the shelves and "read" them. Sometimes she'll even pretend and say "dadadadadada" like she's reading out loud.

She is more into little tricks than Jakey was. She loves to show off her skills and will clap, blow kisses, "whoop-whoop!", "so big", wave, play patty-cake and peek-a-boo.

She loves to sing like her brother. It's pretty cute.

She loves to play in the trash. It drives me nuts.

She does this funny thing where she blows through her nose and grits her teeth. We love it.
She's really perfecting her fine-motor skills. She gets a hold of Jake's sticker stash and peels them off one by one.

Still not a lot of hair :( but it is coming in pretty blonde.

Her eyes are really cool. They look dark brown, but they've got some green in them too. 

She looks just like her daddy.

She's a Momma's girl.


LEE BIEN said...

I love my Sarah. She tries hard to be involved in whatever is going on around her and to be a big girl. She is sweet and observant and sassy, all at the same time. I could kiss her neck for hours. Does that make me weird?

Jen Carter said...

She's such a sweetheart. I can't believe how big she is getting. Time really does go by so fast.

Shum Girl said...

She is so pretty! And I love the shrieking eel thing.

jessie said...

Dude, she is so flippin cute!

Sloan has a new-found flair for the dramatic also.....