Monday, October 4, 2010

Samantha updates

There's very little baby left in Samantha now. She's potty trained, she's all knees and elbows and is getting so big! She has a fantastic imagination that is exercised regularly, mostly with Dominic. She is meticulous about her coloring. In fact she was the last kid still coloring on our project at the library last week. The librarian just told us to bring up the markers when she finished. Like Dominic she loves books, but unlike Dominic I think she's actually interested in learning more about letters. She also loves video games though she hasn't really gotten the hang of the wii so it's mostly the computer. She is still very much the girl and I can not get her into pants for the life of me. We'll have to invest in some leg warmers this winter I think!

Her new favorite word is "actually" which is really cute. Everything is actually this or actually that. The other day we were playing candy land together and she drew a card that would have sent her back on the board. I said "Oh no Samantha, you're way back here." She looked at the board and then said "Actually, I want to win" and she took another card. It was too funny that I let her cheat. :)

Fair Time

The Champlain Valley Fair came out of nowhere this year. It seemed the summer had just started and then it was over in a blink of an eye! Samantha really enjoyed the rides at the fair this year though we did have one melt down on the carousel. Dominic got the pony with the "long hair" and Samantha threw a fit. I finally got her to accept her own pony by telling her if she didn't stop they weren't going to let her stay on the ride. Have I mentioned how particular she is? She was tall enough to go on a lot of rides although not on the big kid rides that Dominic went on with us. I'm not really sure Samantha would have enjoyed them as much as he did anyway!

Summer Pics

Man, life has changed a lot this summer! I quit my job to start my own business and stay home with the kids which is fabulous. Samantha is loving going to preschool story time at the library and Sunday school at the First Congregational church in Burlington. She's doing fabulous at the dojo which I'm thrilled with especially since she's the only girl in a class of about 7 boys. That used to make her very nervous, but now she seems fine with it. Fall is in air now!