Monday, January 20, 2014


Everyday it seems like Marissa learns something new or does something new or interesting. This prompted two thoughts: I should really keep a journal or log (or possibly a blog?) of these events and wouldn't it be cool to have her grandparents keeping a similar journal?  So, obviously, I will try to document those new discoveries here. The second item, the grandparents journal, is really something I should design and sell. What I've seen has missed the mark and is mostly about the grandparent. What I'd like to see is something that yes, talks about the grandparents' lives prior to the baby, but also their interaction with the baby. So an entry might begin like: "I haven't seen you in a few weeks and you're so much bigger this time! You're standing on your own and eating so much......" something along those lines. Seems like that would be cool.

The latest things Marissa is picking up on are verbal. Standing on her own is old hat now and she can do that without any problem. Yesterday I tossed her blanket into the crib while we were playing on the floor in her room and she crawled across the room, pulled herself up and reached between the slats to grab her blanket and pull it out. She also grabbed a blanket from INSIDE the crib in the middle of the night.  That girl.....

So she's been saying "Baa, Baa." as in Baa, Baa Black Sheep. She's also been saying something resembling "peek-a-boo" when one of her toys says it. Stacking cups inside each other and putting these egg shell pieces together are two other skills she's getting better at every day.

It's really fun to watch.....and I'm glad I'm documenting it too.

This last one really cracks me up. It looks like she's in the middle of cabbage patching. Ha! 


alexis said...

man what a doll! Is that red hair I see??

terri said...

Of course, your blog is the perfect place to document Marissa's growth, progress, and the cute things she'll continue to do and say!

The grandparents' journal is a great idea too!