Serenity’s Montly Update November 2010 =)

by Chrissie Wainright on November 13th, 2010
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Serenity is so much fun. I think I’ll do a little overview of some of her current habits and then just do captions for the photos.

“Take my stuff to Mama’s bed” Serenity has become very attached to her bedtime “stuff.” This includes her flower pillow, her covers, Quack, Teddy Bear, and up to five pacis. She usually sleeps in her own bed until about 6 or 7am, and then when she wakes up she wants to take her stuff to my bed. So I gather her up, along with a big armful of stuff, and we go snuggle in Mama’s bed for another hour or so. I love it, and it’s so cute that she wants everyone to get to go. =) We actually do the same thing after naptime but usually the snuggles then are shorter.
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Playing Computer. Serenity spends a little time every day on one computer or another. She loves to play SuperWhy, Peekuboo, Starfall, and the Land of Me on Mama’s computer. Usually she sits in my lap and tells me the answers while I do the clicking. If anyone knows a good toddler game to teach mouse skills let me know =) She breezes through the Super Why games and has for a while, she can even do the reading ones with Super Why himself that require her to read whole words. On Starfall she likes the little games that just involve clicking, but she will read the little books they have too, either with me having her read random words and fill in the blanks, or if she’s in the mood she can do whole sentences. She recognized the word daughter yesterday, which surprised me as it’s not an easy word or one we use often. She is also sounding out longer words, like cupcake. She plays her “little computer” (the ipad) a lot too. She doesn’t need any help with that anymore.
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Books. We still go to the library every week and Serenity still loves reading! I find book recommendations and reserve them at the library, so we’ve been reading a lot of different books. She really loves Little Pea, we may have to get her a copy of that one. We get Biscuit books nearly every time we go, although I think she’s memorized them all now so they’re not that good reading practice anymore. =) She also loves the Llama Llama series, we went through a bunch of Eric Carle books, and she loved Kitten’s First Full Moon! I have a whole list if anyone wants them of our library book favorites =)
Snuggles. Serenity is still very cuddly, which makes me very happy. One of the sweetest things she does is when she’s sitting in your lap she’ll grab your hands and wrap them around her. I love it =) She did that with Raegan when we were taking pumpkin patch pics. I also love the way she rests her hands on mine when I’m reading a book with her. She has learned to make a kissing noise so she actually puckers for kisses now. Kind of a fishy kiss usually =) Whenever Daddy goes to work he asks Serenity if he can have a kiss or a hug, and she always replies, “a kiss AND a hug!.” She also gives very enthusiastic “Daddy’s home!” kisses.
Dad got her a little kitchen set as an early Christmas present, so we are having a blast with that. She loves to pile dishes in the sink just like Mama 😉 Hopefully this will get me started on all the play food I’ve been meaning to make for the last six months.

We went to the Science Museum with a big group!  Abbey's family, Jessie's crew, Gavin and Jennie!  Here Serenity's building with Jennie... we had to have several discussions about not knocking over other people's towers =)

We went to the Science Museum with a big group! Abbey's family, Jessie's crew, Gavin and Jennie! Here Serenity's building with Jennie... we had to have several discussions about not knocking over other people's towers =)

Serenity loves this rocking chair that used to belong to my Great Granny Hale

Serenity loves this rocking chair that used to belong to my Great Granny Hale


Raegan and Carson came over to play and they had a blast!

Raegan and Carson came over to play and they had a blast!


All three kids piled into the rocker and Raegan read to them =)

All three kids piled into the rocker and Raegan read to them =)


We finally made it to Mom's cabin =)  It's beautiful up there!  Serenity loved exploring =)

We finally made it to Mom's cabin =) It's beautiful up there! Serenity loved exploring =)


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One day we read "If You Give a Pig a Party" and so Serenity dressed up in her polka dot dress, we got out streamers and noisemakers and party hats, and built a fortress out of blankets. =)  Great party!
Serenity dressed a superhero baseball player =)

Serenity dressed a superhero baseball player =)

Oh, and in case you’d like to see the editing I did on that first picture, check out how I cleaned my carpet entirely in photoshop =) Here’s the SOOC version:


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