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Kate Update

I really needed to update this a long time ago, but here's some fun Kate stories from the past few weeks:

- Kate loved the family we stayed with for the first few days we were here, delighting in "my friends!" and their mother, "Momma Nash." She came up with that name herself (blending momma and their last name), showing she's well on her way to being at home in the deep South. She also had some "grips" for the first time yesterday.

- Our house is in a town developed around a railway depot and still has pretty heavy train traffic. The first day, both girls freaked out every time a train passed, but now they love it. Meltdowns can be averted by just mentioning trains, no matter the time or where we are.

- Kate has enjoyed visiting with Rebekah Fitts ("Bits!") and her daughter Libby ("Baby Libby"). Today when we walked in, she made a bee line for Libby in her swing and even though it was covered by a blanket, quickly said, "cute dress!" Then, when Libby and Lexi were eating, she sat on a chair near us and nursed a monkey. He likes to eat from her belly button, though she likes to pull her shirt up to her chin to enable him to have the most skin to skin contact, I suppose. It's the first time she's initiated pretend nursing. I remember telling her to nurse a baby doll when Lexi was first born, but it never really interested her so I didn't push it.

- We took Lexi to the doctor today and Kate insisted on sitting on the exam table and talked a lot about the doctor tools. Hypocondriac in the making? ;o)

- A few days ago, Mike playfully asked Kate, "Who's your daddy?" and she quickly responded, "you!" She's getting really good at knowing the right pronouns to use and speaking in longer sentences, too.

- We set up her play kitchen about five days ago and she was thrilled. About three hours later, we had this conversation:
k10 - "It smells like you pooped."
k8 - "Oh, I pooped, Mommy."
k10 - "Well I need to change your diaper, then."
k8 [with great exasperation] "But Mommy, I'm cooking!"


At 12:24 AM, Blogger sweetpea said...

does she like cheese grips?

At 11:31 AM, Blogger Lenise said...

It is fun living near the railroad! You'll get familiar with the Amtrak schedule =]

Now if you only had a fire station three blocks away, and lived next to a police officer, you could have all the siren action we get, too!


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