Sunday, October 30, 2011
Ben has been gone quite a lot this month to say the least. Today Elizabeth and I missed him, but had a big day. Hopefully she will see him tomorrow. First church. Elizabeth loves to march out of sacrament meeting down the hall to nursery without a concern of anyone that might not see her 34 some inch body mustering her way through the mingling crowd and certainly not a concern for the whereabouts of her mother. Second, she took a long nap after her lunch of about 5 peanuts on the way home. She napped through a parade of Tricker-Treaters at the door but woke an hour before the city scheduled trick-or-treat time ended. She ate another lunch of 2 green beans and 2 slices carrots with ranch and rushed into her costume. She sort of got the idea of trick-or-treating. She said meow occasionally and bye-bye more frequently. One women tried to get her to say trick-or-treat and she just pointed to the women's shoes and said shoes. Any word deserved candy at her age. We went up and down a few blocks on two streets (only about 1 in 4 or 5 houses participated) stopping to look at leaves and decorations along the way. It has been a long time since I have been trick or treating. I'm glad Lizzy woke in time to go. Not only did we both get to eat our fill of candy, Lizzy seemed to enjoy herself, smiling and such. For dinner we shared part of a smoked turkey leg. Elizabeth ate about 1 sliced carrot and two spoons of potatoes and a quite a bit of turkey from the bone. She said, "meat, meat." Elizabeth knows probably 40 words I'm guessing. Her latest words are meat, tongue, soap, garbage, salsa, pumpkin...that I can think of. Some words are very clear such as salsa, and milk. Other words she gets the first sound wrong or just omits it for example glasses in Lizzy language is just assess, help is elp, pumpkin in mumpkin, and socks is gocks. The funniest is blanket and pacifier. She used to say blanket, but somewhere a monkey got mixed in and we can't get her to stop saying monket for blanket. And she says water for pacifier, but she can't actually say water so she says waber. so every night when she goes to bed she needs her monket and her waber.