Saturday, June 21, 2008
And again, the people at Snips and Giggles did a great job. Here's the result:After that, we took Natalie to the park. She had a great time on all the playground equipment, but the swing is still her favorite:
Thursday, June 19, 2008
So, today I'll put the original list in a blog entry instead, along with a few general updates on all the cute stuff Natalie is telling us on a daily basis:
Natalie knows what a lot of animals say now: The cow says mooh (and it is not always whispering anymore), the lion says "roah" (still always whispered), the cat says "me" (meow), the horse (and the giraffe) says "ne-ne" (neigh, neigh), and all birds including ducks say gak-gak-gak (quack, quack, quack).
"Mama" turned into "meh-me", but at least it is only used for Mommy. "Dada" is still Daddy, but it is also used for many different guys in magazines or even on TV (hmm...)
"More" sounds a lot more like, well, "more" instead of "muhr".
And there are at least as many new words now as there was on the list to begin with, including house, milk, and truck (which is used a lot when we are driving, Natalie likes to point to all the trucks and tell us about them).
Natalie is also getting a lot better at using the words to tell us what she wants. She'll come and ask us for Milk if she's thirsty. And yesterday at dinner, she asked us for a Dora yogurt (there is a picture of Dora the Explorer on the yogurt cups) without it even being on the table - she knew it was in the fridge.
It's amazing how fast this whole vocabulary thing is building. At this speed, I think she'll be reading Shakespeare to us for bedtime stories soon!
Dictionary - Natalie to English (original version)
Ah-pla - Airplane
Ahpl - Apple
Ahtju - You sneezed (or coughed)
Baaaal - Ball
Bir - Bird
Boblllh - Bubbles
Bumphhh - Comment on any unexpected noise
Bye-bye - Bye-bye
Caah - Car
Cheesss - Cheese
Coww - Cow
Dada - Daddy
Dju - Juice
Doh - Dora (the Explorer)
DuCKh - Duck
Elmoh - Elmo
Gak-gak-gak - What the duck says
Mama - Mommy
Muh (always whispered) - What the cow says
Muhr - More
Nana - Banana
Oud-sij - Outside
Roah (always whispered) - what the bear says
Staahh - Star
StuCKh - Stuck
Te-Beah - teddybear
Tæppe - Blankie (don't konw why she chose to speak Danish for just this one word...)
Uh-oh - Used whenever someone drops something
Wahh - Water
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Natalie and I went to Walgreens to get her passport photo taken. She had gotten a great nap before that, she had had her afternoon snack, and she was in a great mood. Until we tried to get her picture taken... She didn't want to. The people at Walgreens were amazing. They went to the toy isle to get a blue rubber duckie and a pink piggy bank for her to look at. They tried to play peek-a-boo.
We tried to have her stand on the chair, to have her sit on the chair with a piece of white posterboard behind her, to have her stand on the floor with the posterboard behind her, to hold her up high... Eventually, they got a picture, with me sitting on the chair and her standing on my lap - she was tall enough that they could get a "mug-shot" of her without getting me in the picture.
And of course, as soon as we were done, she was in a great mood again!
So, to the people looking at us with that look, you know, that just says "candidate for Worst-Mom-of-the-Year-Award": Sorry that we were so loud, but I really wish you could have seen her later that day, when we played around in the kitchen while Daddy was cooking and Natalie laughed so hard that she got the hickups!
Karsten asked Natalie "Where are all your little fingers"? He was wondering what she was going to do - how to point to them all when she needed a finger to point with. Natalie's solution was simple: She pointed to the fingers on one hand, using her word for "there", then switched around and pointed to the other hand and said "More"!
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
1. The little wrinkle on your nose when you laugh
2. Your belly-laughter
3. How you put your head on my shoulder and snuggle up at bedtime
4. The sound of your "talking" to yourself in your crib when you wake up in the morning.
5. The way you give us a HUGE smile when we understand what you want more of at the dinner table
6. The way you say "Thank You" in sign language.
7. Your endless fascination with anything "Elmo".
8. How you jump without ever leaving the ground:
9. The way you like to dance:
10. Your gorgeous blue eyes: