Saturday, January 14, 2006


Dada's hair has finally gotten long enough to be put into credible pigtails and, by some feat of motherly magic, Julie was able to both create the pigtails and get them to last long enough for me to get some pictures.

This picture was taken at the Little Deli where we often meet for lunch during the week.

Dada's verbal skills continue to improve rapidly--she's picking up new words all the time and improving her pronounciation. We've been working on the "p" sound, as in "puh, puh, puh, poo!" But of course, as a toddler, she still has many painfully cute mispronounciations, such as "per-kel" for purple.

Cute Break

Here is Dada as Camille:


Dada is starting to learn to use the potty (what is now referred to as "toilet learning" rather than "potty training"). We have been taking a very low-key approach to toilet learning, doing little more than putting her in pull-ups and letting her know that her little potty is there if she wants to use it. But she's now gone pee-pee in the potty on her own initiative several times and seems to be getting the hang of it. I'm sure it will still be many months before we can abandon diapers completely but we find this to be an encouraging sign.

Julie has taught her a very cute trick, which is when you ask "What does the Queen say?" she says "hel-leew" in that British sing-songy way made famous by Monty Python. It's really heartbreakingly cute.

Final cuteness assalt

This is Dada the movie star, fresh from the opening of Camille, in her open-top roadster:



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