Thursday, June 07, 2007

Busy Days!

We've been pretty busy around here. Trying to get the outside of the house to look like a home. We finally planted some Hostas and bought some flowers.

I like this picture of Asha in front of our hard work. We have more to plant but need to do some work to the ground first.

Asha is just getting to be so big and so smart. I love to hear her talk and the things she says make her sound years older than she is. She picks up on things rather quickly and suprises me with all the things she can say. She can count to 14 now and we are working on the alphabet and her favorite part of the alphabet is XYZ. She sings it over and over again. She can recognize the letter O and A in words which I think is really good.

We had put a chalkboard up in her room so I could write out the alphabet and start to teach her letters the same way I taught her brother but she doesn't like letters on her chalkboard only hearts and stars. She always wants me to draw hearts and stars and if I sneak any letters in there she erases them. Stinker she is!!

In this picture she is doing her newest thing. She likes to put her finger to her mouth and say "Hmmmm" like she's thinking really hard and then she'll put her hands out and say "I know" or "I don't know". It's the cutest thing.

I love this dress on her. She wore it today and I just could not stop taking pictures of her in it. She just looked so summery and pretty in it. I love summer because we get to see more of her beautiful skin. Her arms and legs are just so cute and we miss them when they are covered up all winter.

She also learned at a playdate we had how to bump fists. It's so cute when she comes up to you and says "fist" and bumps her little fist into our fists.

Potty training is not going well. She is very cooperative about sitting on the potty but still has not done anything on the potty. I thought we may have had some success today but nothing happened in the end. I'm not pushing it but just don't know how to figure out how to make her understand what needs to be done on the potty.

She is still doing great in her big girl bed. When she wakes up in the morning she stays in her bed until someone comes in to get her. For naps I only caught her once trying to get out and once I caught her she went right to sleep.

I can't wait to post pictures of her in her bikini. I can't wait until it's warm enough to go to the beach. We have one nice day and then a week of cold days lately.


BlessedWithDaughters said...


I headed over here after seeing your comment on my blog! Miss Asha is just gorgeous! I have to tell ya, my dh and I were wigging out over Asha's pictures! She looks soooo very similar to our little Tink (I don't know if you remember reading a post from last week about my dad and the little girl we fostered for 3 years?).

Don't sweat the potty training...our oldest literally waited until she was 3 years...she told us one day, "I'll do it when I turn 3, Mommy." And she did! Sometimes it's easier to wait until they're truly ready. Another child who stayed with us for a while had the best success when we'd let her read books on the potty. She'd sit there forever, but would eventually go, and the fanfare we gave her was her biggest incentive to do it again next time!

Don't you love motherhood...thinking about bodily functions all day long is not how I envisioned it when I was younger! *grin*

Anyway, nice to "meet" you! I'll be glad to check in on you, and am glad you plan to do the same!


Pep said...

Hi Mandy!

Asha is so gorgeous and I love how you dress her. She's a realy girly, girl huh?

I wouldnt stress over the potty training. As long as she is trying you have met half the battle. It will all come in time!! :-)

Hugs - Pep

BlessedWithDaughters said...

Hi Mandy!

Checking back in...wanted to see if you had are you and the fam doing?


BlessedWithDaughters said...

Hi again...
We're doing the back-and-forth post just posted on my site, so I'm popping back here really quick.

Take a look at my post called "Make Up." It'll make you smile. My Girly has been asking about her skin and her race...