Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Aunt Jane came in for a visit, so we decided to invite some of our Kaplan cousins over for some pizza and giggles.
Kathy Brooks came in from New Jersey with Jessie- now a 23 year old U Penn graduate looking into graduate programs in Architecture and Matt, a junior in High School. Felicia (Sita) came with her Husband Rob and Daddy Jeff joined the party too. Phoebe was in fine form and was happy to spend more time with her cousins and Aunt.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Phoebe is starting to tell me stories. With very few words strung together, she likes to talk about her day and things that happened to her. Yesterday, it was "arm- stuck-shirt". She had gotten her arm stuck in the collar of her shirt during nap time and was crying to me to help her. When I finally rescued her from the offending shirt, she had a good story to tell. These days at naptime or bedtime, we still read stories and sing songs, but now we always make time to talk. "Sita-meet me-free to be" was about the time Felicia (Sita) took her to class (Free to be under 3) and then I met her later. She tells me that one a lot. It was Jeff who discovered his little girl's desire to talk at bedtime. She told him "Daddy, sit" and when he asked if she wanted to talk a little, she started rambling out her stories. We know she loves to read and sing and play her guitar, but now that her language skills are coming on, what she really wants to do is talk and tell stories. The other day, she said to me, "Mommy-little girl-Phoebe-growm-up" And from there, she proceeded to read me a story and make her Mama smile.
I never got a chance to write about Titi Carol and Sammie's first visit to our house in Vermont. Both sets of grandparents were there to see their two little girls, with their own two little girls. They had to wait a log time for this moment, but it was worth it. Phoebe and Sammie are gems of girls who one day will have naps that coordinate, then soon enough, no naps at all! And lots of time for us to share Vermont and the rest of the world together. We took advantage of the fall weather to visit a pumpkin patch and run around outside. A great time was had by the Rosenbergs and Horowitz clans alike. Hope we can do it again soon.