day-to-day pregnancy

[ Thursday, May 31, 2007 ]

This is the photo of Kate's first pony ride

[ Tuesday, May 29, 2007 ]

This weekend we went back to the farm and Kate finally got her first pony ride. She was a natural, unafraid, perfectly positioned on the saddle. Grandmother Leila would be proud.

On a side note, she can now count to ten in Portuguese. When she counts in English, she still says "seben" and "eleben" which is very cute and we do not discourage!

[ Sunday, May 27, 2007 ]

I mentioned before that Kate is obsessed with the "Little People" figurines by Fisher-Price. Recently, she has been asking to have them in the crib at night time. Much to our surprise, however, she got into the habit of unzipping her pj's and stuffing the figurines inside. Then she obviously can't sleep, and we have to extract Little People out of her clothes before putting her to bed again.

[ Thursday, May 24, 2007 ]

Lots to tell. First, Grandmother Elsie and Grandpa Jim are working on potty-training Kate. Yesterday she peed in the potty for the first time. Nothing today, but it's progress. Hopefully she will be all ready when her new school starts in August. We selected the Children's International School here in Alexandria. Kate visited once and really liked it.

On a different note, Kate is growing more and more mischevious. Two nights ago I left her alone playing in the living room for maybe 15 minutes; when I turned around from my chair in the office, I saw that she has snuck in, gone into my closet, taken out all of my shoes and lined them up perfectly on the floor. Once I put it all back, I stepped into her room and saw that she had emptied all of her drawers and clothes were all over the floor. She had also reached the box of wet wipes on her changing table and pulled them all out, one by one, and it was all over the floor. After cleaning that mess, I saw that she had gone into the hallway bathroom, emptied the drawers there as well, broken a bottle of massage oil, and unrolled the entire roll of toilet paper on the floor. After cleaning THAT mess, I stepped into the living room and there she was, peacefully playing exactly as I had left her.