Jamamas and Schlocate Milk

I know I haven't posted any pictures in a while, but they will come.  While the new computer is up and running, I haven't gotten to upload pics from the camera in ages.  Some day...

So, about the title...

Most certainly due to the "teacher" in  me, we have worked REALLY hard to help Adeline hear words correctly and say things correctly.  It's been amazing to watch her and listen to her gain vocabulary and use it in so many ways!  Honestly, there are times I simply say to her "Watch me," and I'll repeat a word for her.  99% of the time she says it beautifully -- just way I did.

Except for "pajamas" and "chocolate milk"...

She's always said "jamamas" instead of pajamas.  It just keeps coming out of her mouth that way. I think they are more snuggly than pajamas!

The other night we were talking about having some hot chocolate for dinner and she said she wanted some "hot schlocate".  I said "hot chocolate" and she said, "No, Momma -- watch me -- hot SCHLOCATE!"  (I so wish you could hear her say it to get the full effect!!)

So, we had some "hot schlocate" with dinner.  And, it was delicious!!  Then we cuddled for books in our "jamamas".

I'll take that kind of night ANYTIME! 

Love my girl!! :)


Happy New Year!!

Oh, what a wonderful season this has been!  Adeline has added so much fun and laughter to everything happening around us.  We've been singing carols as we drive in the car; her favorite is Up On The Housetop.  She loves to cuddle the Baby Jesus she made in Sunday School a few weeks ago.  She loves to "play with her kings", which is her name for our nativities.  She's especially fond of Joseph! As requested, Santa brought her a baby doll, as well as a dustpan and broom, and MagnaDoodle. When Adeline was about 9 months old, Popo handcrafted a beautiful wood table and benches that he and Memaw gave her with a fun tea set! Pictures to come as soon as possible...

It was hard to go back to school today as we have SO enjoyed all of our time together!  What a blessing it has been to have extra time to snuggle on the couch and read together in the mornings.  The unusally warm weather allowed us to be outside to swing in the front yard and/or slide in the back yard!  (We have a new-to-us climber/slide that Daddy and Jaron picked up just before Christmas!  Thanks Freelands!!)

As we start this new year, we give many thanks for God's blessings and provisions in 2010.  We look forward to what He has to show us in '11!  May you and yours be blessed.