Monday, January 26, 2009

A Few Ali Notes

So here are a few completely random things that have been going on with Ali lately:

Last week was a week of firsts for her: She started sitting on the potty for the first time (before this week, she has very opinionatedly told me "no thank you, uh uh, all done potty" anytime I have asked her if she wanted to sit on it), she sang for the first time (another thing that she has been diametrically opposed to. Her first song lyrics ever were "rock a-bye baby, in a treetop, when the wind blows, the cradle will rock". Luckily she left out the violent, gory parts of that song), and she "rode" on a tricycle for the first time (which she LOVED).

So I am making a commitment to NOT blog about potty training, unless something funny-and-not-related-gorily-to-the-actual-potty-using happens.The following story falls under that exception:

The very first time she sat on the potty, we didn't have a little one yet because, as I said, this was the first time she agreed to sit. So she was sitting on the regular potty, holding both my hands. She started repeating over and over very matter-of-factly, "It happens. It happens. It happens.". I couldn't help but be amused by the closeness of her speech to another phrase that is similar and related to what she was attempting to do. But I still had no idea what she was talking about happens, until she said, "falling. It happens".

She was scared of falling in, but giving herself a pep-talk that "it happens"!

In the past couple of weeks, she has finalized speaking in full sentences. It is so adorable and big-girlish. She uses all of the articles of speech. However, she does still have all of her pronouns mixed up, and calls herself "you" and "your".

Now that she has more of a basis for vocabulary, she is starting to come up with things on her own that are just too funny.

Such as. . .
Chris occasionally uses Q-tips to clean out Ali's nose. Which of course she hates.
The other day, she found one and handed it to me and said, "Mommy, hold your bogey fingy (thingy)".
I answered, "sure, honey, I will hold the Q-TIP."
She mumbled back at me under her breath, "BOGEY FINGY".


Kelly said...

Too Cute! I still give myself pep talks!


Gina said...

How cute. :) :)

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