Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Conversation from our walk this morning.

Me: I love you. Do you know that?
Liya: (shakes her head yes)
Me: Do you love me?
Liya: (shakes her head no)
Me: Well maybe someday you will.
Liya: I don't know. I think so. Maybe. I have teeth mama.

Going out the door for our walk she grabbed my keys and declared "I have to go to work."  She makes me laugh (sometimes).

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

My Little Singer

Singing is one of Liya's favorite things. She picks up songs very quickly and knows the words to quite a few songs. She was singing during lunch today so I told her if she would sing for the camera she could see herself on video. Surprisingly my tactic worked. I love that she is getting old enough to be reasoned with.

She is singing Dinosaur Train. Lately she is obsessed with dinosaurs.

Singing 1234.

ABCs with a little flair.


I was working on this post two months ago but still wanted to post it...

June 12, 2011
About a month ago (at 18 months) Liya started speaking in sentences. It seemed to come out of nowhere and then all of a sudden she started saying all kinds of things. Here are a few of my favorites.

I want to try it.
I want (insert anything and everything)
Stop! Don't do that!
No help you! or Help you mama/daddy! (translation- Don't help me! and Help me mama/daddy!)
Hold you. (Means hold me. I hear this phrase all day long.)
I can do that!
I need it!
I'll be right back.
No Piper! You settle down! (said to our parrot when he's off on a rant)
I'll get it.
Bye Daddy! I'll miss you!
You don't hit your mama!
Oh my goodness.
I'm gonna get you! Tickle tickle tickle! (while making tickling hand motions while chasing a garter snake)

Starting about the same time as speaking in sentences, Liya finally learned her colors.
She knows:

August 8, 2011
Liya is a constant chatter box. I don't think there is much she can't say. Every day she surprises me with the things she comes up with and comprehends.
For example, lately I've heard her say:
Hmmm, I think so.
I have an idea.
Mama's shirt is beautiful!
I'm probably the only one impressed by that, but I think that's pretty good for a 21 month old. Of course every parent likes to think his/her kid is a genius.

 One of her favorite things to say is still "hold me mama." This is most often said while I am doing something other than paying attention to her. She likes her presence acknowledged :) Another favorite phrase I hear constantly, "NO! STOP! Don't help!!! (or Don't do that!)" Half the time I have no idea what she wants me to stop doing. Toddlers are so much fun! Stay tuned for some videos.