Thursday, January 28, 2010

P.S. on letters and numbers (below)

So last night Harper was trying to "help" Daddy with the computer, so we decided to load up this cool little program called BabySmash that I found out about from a co-worker. The program lets your child press all the keys on the keyboard to see letters/numbers/shapes without messing up your computer.

Anyway... Doug loaded up BabySmash, and Harper started calling out the letters he typed. She was so darn accurate that I decided to go get the camera. We were pretty surprised by how many of them she knew.

Then he tried the numbers... it blew us away that she knew any at all.

We haven't really been trying to teach her letters or numbers. (Anyone who knows us knows that we just don't have that kind of energy.) We just tell her what letter she has in her hand (on blocks and Dr. Seuss letter cards from Grandma), and we draw letters on the chalkboard sometimes. She just really seems to love them and gravitates towards wanting to know what they are.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


numbers, originally uploaded by shellypaints.


letters, originally uploaded by shellypaints.

Friday, January 22, 2010

I like dip. the form of hummus or tahini dressing. I like this girl's style.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Happy, happy.

The other night, I kept Harper up past her bedtime because she was sweet and cuddly. As we were sitting there, she hugged her bottle and said, "Happy, happy" with the sweetest little smile.

I guess I waited too long to wean her off the bottle. :)

Computer Savvy

The other day, Harper, Ruby and I were in my office. Ruby and I were talking and Harper was playing with a basket of art stuff (poker chips, wood shapes and other miscellany). While we were talking, the computer switched over to the screen saver. Harper very matter-of-factly walked right over to the computer and moved the mouse to "wake up" the computer. She headed back to play. She noticed that we were pretty impressed, so she had to move the mouse seventeen more times to try to get the same reaction.

This morning I wanted to capture it on video, so I prompted her to fix the computer. She went straight over and moved the mouse again. Funny girl. (Video posted soon)

Also in Harper world...
She is still so fascinated with letters. When we went shopping the other day, she was excited to see all the "B"s and "P"s in huge letters on the fronts of the stores. She regularly impresses us by bringing us blocks and telling us the letter. She has A, B, C, O, and Y pretty much down. Every once in a while she surprises me with an accurate J or M block.

More Harper translations...
Yite = Light
Ho = Pillow
Cha = Chair
Laptop = Laptop :)
Faw = Phone

Harper's words...
She can also say: socks, pants, shirt, laundry, clothes, block, again, toast, apple, dip, cheese, green bean, spoon, puddle, wet, potty, wash, hands, elbow, knee, toes, hair, ears, eyes, teeth, belly, read, book.
[Edited 1/24 - forgot some words] bunny, hop, hippo, elephant (sounds like ell-pan), giraffe (sounds like jaff), mouse, cat, kitty, puppy, draw, ride, block, ball, kick, eat, play, nose.

Oh, and she yodels. Really. It's something like this: Yo yo yo yo yo yo eee who. With an emphasis on the hee part.

Yet she still refuses to say diaper. She's heard that word multiple times per day since she was born, but still won't say it.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Hea-bee (Heavy)

MVI_2157-2, originally uploaded by shellypaints.

More at the flickr site. :)