Age 2 1/2
3-3-09: Katie and I had just changed the sheets and I opened the blinds. She started jumping on the bed and saying, "Butterflies flying! Butterflies flying!" I didn't see any butterflies. Then I noticed all the dust particles floating in the bright sunlight streaming in through the window. Leave it to Katie to turn dust into butterflies.
3-12-09: Tonight Will and I were tucking Katie in when I said to her, "We love you, Katie Carleton! Sweet dreams." When I leaned over to give her a kiss, she looked up at me and said, "Sweet dreams, Mama Carleton!"
3-15-09: Tonight when I sat Katie's dinner plate (veggie burger and a sweet potato) down in front of her, she said, "Ooooooh! Good job, Mama. Good thinking!"
4-6-09: Katie came into our room this morning to wake me. Since it's Will's day off, I let him sleep in. As Katie and I were leaving the room, she said, "Where's Daddy?" I said, "He's in bed. He's still sleeping." She looked over at him and said, "Oh, he's so cute."
4-9-09: Katie was watching "Dora The Explorer" on TV. She had a wet diaper, but she wouldn't break her TV trance to go change it. Finally, I got tired of waiting on her, so I picked her up and started to carry her down the hall when she yelled, "abajo!" I looked it up and it means "down" in Spanish.
4-27-09: Katie had been crying. We went into the bathroom. She looked at herself in the mirror and saw a tear resting on her cheek. She used a towel and dried her face. I said, "Did you dry your tear?" Katie said, "No, I dry my cry."
6-23-09: As we got out of the car in the parking lot, Katie looked at the Bed Bath and Beyond sign and exclaimed, "That number start with a B!" Then, as we were leaving, she looked at the sign again and said, "There's a D!" I said, "Yes! Is the D at the beginning or the end of the word?" Katie said, " D at the end!"
7-17-09: Back from the playground this evening, Katie said, "The sun is not going down!" I lifted her from the stroller and said, "Yes it is, Sweetie." She immediately disagreed with me, so I said, "Kate, you're not facing reality." Without pause, she replied, "Realdidy is not fun."