Why Lemony?
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July 29, 2006

Teresa update


She calls herself 'baby', says hi, bye bye, pool, meow, aya (Maya), jaja (Georgia), mama, dada, eeoh (Khalil), and she's got some word for Devyn and Matthew but I'm not sure it's consistent, it's just some excited syllable. She loves playing with the neighbor's cat, Andrew, who hangs out in our yard a lot (perhaps avoiding the big dog at his house). She's very attached to Daddy:

she loves playing with umbrellas:

and she can swing in the big kid swing by herself (though I still hover quite a bit to help her get down when she's ready):

She can sing pretty well for a one year old and can sing the tune to Skip to my Lou. Don't ask me, I think Billy taught her. But she insists on being sung to at least four or five times a day. She loves songs with hand motions- head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, Going on a Lion Hunt, Where is Thumbkin?, Two Crows Sitting on a Hill, Patty Cake, and all the songs we've learned to sign from watching the Signing Times series. She's lately got this great hair sticking out over her ears thing going on. So Cute!


Oh, I could say so much more. Life is good with Teresa around. (And Georgia and Maya for that matter. Don't want to leave them out or anything, though they should really each get their own post. Hmm..)

Posted by Bahiyyih at July 29, 2006 12:43 AM

beautiful! I also like how she points to things as if to say, what do you call this?

Posted by: layli at July 29, 2006 08:55 AM

Thank you for the Teresa special. Íhe looks so grown up. I love the daddy Teresa picture. She has so many new achievements . Dont children amaze you these days. I shuddered at the poison ivy pictures. I had a very bad time as a grown up with pi.

Grandma Patty

Posted by: Patty at July 29, 2006 10:08 AM

What a cutie!!

Posted by: Suzanne at July 30, 2006 04:29 PM

Your posts brighten my day, even when you're obsessed with danger. Saw Liz and Olivia at the House of Worship (and mom and dad Liz), and remembered the beautiful photos that you posted of the Baker Bunch. I think of you every day and send love infinity to you.


Posted by: Nana at July 31, 2006 03:12 PM

In the past few weeks of weaning, I've noticed that Teresa is less interested in me, especially at night; she seems clearly to feel that I take her away from you, and that she wants Mommy time again. It reminds me that each of the girls became more cuddly towards you after weaning, since their nursing time was gone, leaving a Mommy-closeness deficit. Maybe it's time to start scheduling some Mommy-toddler time for our littlest one.

Posted by: Billy at August 25, 2006 04:08 PM