Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day to Me

Here is what happened to my dessert for Mother's Day dinner just after I spent a half hour preparing it. Stupid springboard pan!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Tegeder Happenings

Erica turns 20 months in a few days. I am definitely not sad (yet) that she is growing up. This is so much better than the newborn stage. Now that we are in 100 degree weather, we will spend most of our days swimming. She loves the water. We have a 1,000 gallon pool that goes up to her shoulders. We tested it out yesterday and she did great. She even fell under the water a few times, but laughed when she came up.

She is really trying to talk all the time now. She mimics a lot of what we say. She knows about 8 of her letters, the rainbow colors, the word "backpack" and many others. She likes to assign an owner to every object we see. Also, she has a list of people we constantly run through to see where they are at - school, home, work, sleeping, etc. We go through this list all day long. We've now hit the limit on my knowledge of signs. There are many times she learns the word to a new object and looks to me for the sign. I usually don't know anymore, so she resorts to making her own up. That makes it harder to figure out what she is talking about later.

Other things going on - Kayla likes to hunt for lizards in our backyard.

We like to hunt for scorpions (and KILL them) in our backyard. We found this one a few nights ago. These things are already scary, but when I think of what they can do to Erica, it makes me sick.

Erica is making good use of the dirt before we cover it over with grass.

Elmo and Barney are her favorites. We listen to Elmo songs at least 100 times a day. You think I am exaggerating, but I am not.

Between work, church and being sick, Troy has still managed to find time to work on the backyard. His latest project is putting decorative rock on the retaining wall. I love it. Also, Troy just got promoted at work, so we are very excited and grateful.