Saturday, November 23, 2013

Pumpkins, Ballerina, and Seahorse

A few updates...

Katelyn has named one of her baby dolls "Cheaus." When she first announced this, I was confused and asked her what she meant. She responded by grinning and singing, "Zaccheaus was a wee little man..." Ohhhhh, haha. Lately 'Cheaus has gone with us everywhere. She also informed me that 'Cheaus is a girl, just like Baby Dennis.

Our good little sleeper is back (at least until the next phase)!! She is consistently falling asleep on her own and staying in her bed all night again. And, oddly, doesn't necessarily want pennies as reward. I always give her the option to put a penny in her bank, but whether or not she wants to just depends on her mood.

We painted little pumpkins to kick off Fall. So fun! Daddy took some great pictures:

My new favorite picture!!!!

She was a ballerina for Halloween. We went to both our church and Annabelle's church's Fall Festivals. For Katelyn, life doesn't get much better than petting a goat while wearing a tutu. Unfortunately, it was so crowded at the petting zoo area that I wasn't able to get any good pictures.

ballerina, (sleeping) caterpillar, and bunny ballerina

She is ALWAYS singing. Seriously, I feel like I'm living in a musical. And it's so fun! She knows far more nursery rhyme songs than I do. She's clever with her songs, too. For example, one day as we were passing Tom Thumb, she snickered and started singing (to the tune of "Where is Thumbkin?"), "Where is Tom Thumb, where is Tom Thumb? It's right there! It's right there!" (Funny thing is, we went into that Tom Thumb one time-- six months ago. Crazy good memory.) She lines up her Mickey Mouse Clubhouse characters and sings to them, then switches places and has them sing to her. And she makes sure to individually tell each one what a good job they did. 

I've noticed that Katelyn has an interesting perspective on things. For example, she saw a red string in the Wal-Mart parking lot, looked at it thoughtfully, and plainly said, "That's a seahorse." After looking at it from her angle, I saw what she meant (and now, every time I look at this picture, all I see is a seahorse!).

She's done this sort of thing several times. Once it was a broken cracker that, when turned a certain way, really did look like the shape of a penguin. I love seeing how her mind works! She may have boundless energy, but I LOVE that she will pause long enough to see a creative angle in everyday things!

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