The Daily Bean: 6-12-2009

This was a hot item for a while. Jeremy’s Gram gave it to her for Easter. We told her it was a ‘kitty purse.’ She calls it the ‘Titty puss.’
Personally, I think it’s kind of weird to stow your stuff in the back of an animal. Also, I think its expression is rather grumpy.


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The Daily Bean: 06-11-2009

This morning when V woke up, she brushed her tangled hair out of her face, and announced “V’s hair all crooked.”

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The Daily Bean: 6-03-2009

Last night while J was putting V to bed, she was telling him about our day. And then she sat in his lap, and said, “Happy. Sitting. Daddy. Talking.”

…And Daddy cried a little.

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It’s a Tea Mystery

DSC02427I’ve mentioned before that I like to drink tea. I’ve been finishing up some teas that aren’t my favorites to make room for my new tea, but as I was ‘spring cleaning’ in my tea cabinet, I came across a loose tea in a Republic of Tea canister that wasn’t the tea that the label said it was. There wasn’t much left in it, and when I tasted it, I knew why. It was good. Really good. So good in fact, that now it’s gone! And I don’t know what it was. It was definitely not straight-up black tea, but I’m not sure if it was yerba maté, or rooibos, or what. It was a bit chocolate-y, and spicy, and nutty and earthy.
Tea Close-up #2

Here are two different pictures of it, close-up. Can anyone help me with it?

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Dear V: 22 Months

I can hardly believe that you are almost 2 years old. You have made crazy strides these last months in your verbal skills and are finally getting it together in the ‘grace and poise’ department. Meaning, you are no longer willing to launch yourself head-first off the couch or down the stairs, but instead reach with your toes until you are close to the floor before hopping off whatever piece of furniture you are on.

You have gone from saying one word at a time, to, well, saying one word at a time, but putting a whole bunch of words together…slowly. Your longest sentence so far is “Roxie. Roo. Fat. Dog. Sleeping. Green. Beddie.”

We had your first Easter egg hunt at the house this year, and even a month later, you are still interested in your ‘Eater Eggs’, hiding things in them, and opening them up and yelling “a ‘prize!” (surprise).

Other obsessions include dinosaurs, first you said ‘saurus’ and then ‘dinos.’ Your favorite puzzle is the giant dinosaur puzzle we picked up at a yard sale. You announce, “Dump it?” (and let’s be clear, though phrased as a question, it’s not really a request, but a demand.) at least six times a day. As long as I put the edges and corners in, you are ridiculously good at doing it yourself, and it’s a 48 piece puzzle, no small feat for being under 2 years old. You are also interested in naming all of them. Fortunately, it has a key on the back that tells us what each one is. Hearing you say ‘See-La-Fie-Sys’ and ‘tops’ (for Triceratops) is so cute.

This month we also had baby rabbits under the front steps, and you thought they were fascinating. Although you insisted on calling them ‘rabbits’ and not bunnies. They were definitely not bunnies; you were quite adamant about that. Your favorite comment about them was, ‘Awww…dey toot!’ (toot = cute).

You are completely finished with naps unless we have a really busy day, and then you usually wait until 5pm or so. Most of the time, you are sleeping through the night, finally.

We started putting your hair into a tiny ponytail on the top of your head, at first to be funny, but you liked your ‘tail’ so much that you started requesting one. You grab onto it, shake it, and say “Waggy waggy waggy!”

You are so much fun right now; 22 months is a great age to be!


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The Daily Bean: 5-23-2009

Lately V has been around when I’m getting dressed in the morning. We had to discuss what a bra was because she doesn’t wear one. Explaining and talking about panties is a big deal too right now. But today’s comment was about bras and what they are for. V explained to me that “mommy needs bra. pockets for boobies.”!

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The Daily Bean: 5-22-2009

We call it ‘being nudie’ when the bean has no clothes on. So, V took the cushion off of the kitchen chair, and then told us that it was ‘nudie’, which was funny enough. Then she put the cushion back on the chair and said, “needs it. warm.”

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