Today’s walk went MUCH better.

Apparently we needed the promise of the library park afterward (if she was a good girl)…AND letting her pick which direction to walk on the trail. It still took about an hour but it was much more fun!

  

That said, she blatantly told me that she liked walking with daddy (or all of us) but not just me. No real reason, that’s just how it is. Thanks, kid. :p BUT! I did get her to admit that she’d be okay doing the walk with Owen along. Which is what I really want—that’s my plan for getting my trail walks in this summer when they’re both home all day. So we’ll see what actually happens. 

But she was much more talkative today. She actually reminded me a lot of Owen babbling on and on like he does on our walks. I loved listening to it. Here’s a small sample.

  

Katie words v3

I should have posted this a long time ago…so the list goes back at least a month or more.

Previous words:

Balloon (bayoon)
Banana (nanna)
Bite (when she wants another bite of banana)
Elmo (alno)
Owen (o-wee)
Please (peese)
Thank you (tay-kyoo)

New words:

A-B-C-D-E-F-G
Boppy (character from Doc McStuffins)
Cereal
Doc (character from Doc McStuffins)
Grape (Gape)
Juice
Minnie [Mouse]
Nap
Night night
Pants
Pills
Shoes
Sleeping
Snowing
Stuck
Swing
Thank you
Where’s [daddy, milk]?
You’re welcome

She’s also good at repeating when she wants to—today she repeated “I see you!” But she still refuses to say “Mama, ____ please!” She’ll repeat each word separately but not as a sentence.

All. Day. Long.

Wow. She really likes to test her voice by screeching and shrieking. It’s cute to a point, but it literally gives me a headache. Here’s a slight example.

So, by the end of the day, I’m really completely over the “cuteness” of the screeching. And Tom—just getting home—gets annoyed with me for getting annoyed with it. I tell him it’s not as cute after you’ve had to listen to it for 11 hours off and on. :| He sees everything as no big deal. Which I guess it isn’t WHEN YOU’RE ONLY AROUND TWO HOURS OF IT A DAY. :)

Owen’s running commentary

I go in to get him out of bed, and all I say is “Good morning” and he’s off and running:

Bucky fell in the water. Captain America fell in the water.

Charlie’s bumping! She’s bumping me! Look at her butt—that’s poop.

I need my B! You’re on my B!

I neeeed yourrrr help. I need to find all the coins…and gold treasure…and gold heads. I need to play my game.

The sun isn’t out yet. Is it raining?

The big green monster was way up high. (I say “The Incredible Hulk?”) NO! The big green monster!

Where’s daddy? Daddy’s at work.

What’s that noise? Do you hear that? It’s a plane.

My foot hurts. Look at my foot.

Turn the lights on.

Can I watch TV, mom?

I love listening to him…

Singing along with Handy Manny’s tools

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm9vm99vcXw

Owen goes through stages of what he wants to watch. Mostly it’s “pigs” (which is the Nick Jr cartoon Olivia) with some Backyardigans and Little Einsteins. However, today he was on a Handy Manny kick (and has been on a few other days recently) so imagine my surprise when he started singing along! Well, not exactly, but as good as a 3yo can do when you can’t really even understand the words to start with! It’s SO cute and he gets so excited!