Archive for August, 2009

Mio can appreciate Josie for once

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 by Jen

Josie has finally become useful to the cats. She has learned how to feed them their dry food. It’s been working out great in my mind because she’s exceedingly slow at doing it, I can cook all of breakfast while she does it. I do have to tell her when to stop though or else the bowls end up overflowing everywhere! She also learned how to deal with stepping on unpleasant things and how to get those things off your feet which has been a nice skill for her to pick up so I don’t have to help every time.

Josie filling the cat bowls

Developmental leaps I could deal with her skipping (all today for the first time)

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 by Jen
  • She said ‘no’ to me about 4 times. We haven’t heard the N-O word in a while, I have a feeling we’ll be hearing it more now.
  • I said stop, and she looked at me and laughed and ran the other way.
  • She burped and then tried to figure out how to make that same cool noise again on purpose. (twice)

Lions, tigers and molars oh my!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 by Jen

Thought I should update on Josie’s teeth, she’s working on her one year molars. Last week she broke through the top two. The bottom are working their way through as well. She’s a bit of a grump for it and sleeping times are tough, she’s definitely waking up sooner than she should be. Poor girl. She is a slooooow teether.

Owies my teethies


Monday, August 24th, 2009 by Jen

Josie has been doing some art these days. She likes crayons, although I have to keep them out of her mouth with some quick maneuvers. Someone is really obsessed with the crayons. Two guesses, but it’s the not the one who plays with the crayons in her chair.

We’ve been having fun with stickers too. I fear the markers, we don’t do that yet.

Mio and Josie coloring

Family visit

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 by Jen

A few weeks ago my aunt and her family came to visit us. We had a very nice weekend all together. One fun thing we did was go to the MIT Museum and they had a nifty exhibit of a light photo. What they did was give us some little mini key chain lights in different colors, shut us in a completely dark room, and exposed the camera for about 10 seconds while we moved around. Josie was relatively amused by the place. I had the yellow, tried to write Josie and draw a cat. Josie had the pink light, I was holding her. I think it’s a fun family portrait!

MIT museum light photo

Later that day we also went to a cupcake shop in harvard square called Sweet. They weren’t cheap but they were tasty and quite gorgeous.

Cousin Abby and Ally with Josie

New sayings and discriminatory tastes

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 by Jen

Josie has been wowing us with her new words every day! My favorites that have come out lately are ‘please, thank you, and sorry’. She also likes to ham it up for the camera, see the photo below as proof.

One funny thing she said (well ok funny to me) happened a few days ago. She was doing her normal yelling ‘mama’ across the house. I said ‘yes Josie’. She paused, and then said ‘other mama’. She wanted daddy apparently.

Josie trying on shoes

Josie carrying her baby

Monday, August 17th, 2009 by Jen

Josie has continued on her nurturing streak. Here she is carrying around her ‘baby’ in the carrier that I use to carry her around!

The new stats – 15 months

Friday, August 7th, 2009 by Jen

Last week Josie turned 15 months old! This week we took her to the doc for her usual shots and checkup. She is now 31.5 inches tall, an inch and a quarter since three months ago, still around 84th percentile for height. She weighs 21 lbs 2 oz which puts her at 24th percentile for weight, gaining just over 2 lbs since three months ago. So she continues to stay tall and thin.

18 month clothes are starting to get tight so hopefully she’ll size up right with the change of the season!

She’s got at least 25 words now including ‘uh oh’ as the newest one. She likes to walk around pointing things out like buses, babies, motorcycles and bikes. She also likes the phrase ‘it’s hot’, used appropriately most of the time. She needs lots of outdoor run around time these days or her behavior deteriorates so rainy days are tough.