Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tiny Talk Tuesday

Esmé (16 months) met her shadow this week! She was a little bewildered trying to figure out why it kept copying her and following her around.

If she hears anyone ask what time it is, she's quick to look at her wrist and tap it. She hasn't figured out how to read her Rolex yet, though.

As she was playing with her fingers, Oupa asked Esmé if she was calculating with them. She ran away and came back with a calculator, pressing buttons and ready to start calculating how many fingers she had.

Feet get dirty here pretty quickly. Sometimes I borrow Esmé's bath water in the evenings to wash mine, and Esmé has copied me a few times, washing her feet with bar soap. Last night she motioned for me to put my feet in her bath, and she washed my feet! Rather sweet and symbolic . . .

Question: does it count if you hold your doll's hands together during prayer, or do you have to fold your own hands? Esmé would like to know. She thinks it's actually better to fold the doll's hands.

"Boat" is a new word this week, verbal and in sign language. She has also started signing "baby" or "my baby" when she sees babies.

We've practiced blowing kisses with limited success in the past, but it's really taken off this week - just in time for "K" week!

Her favorite new word of the week: "Remote." As in "Please give me that remote now - I want to play with it NOW!"

And here is Esmé walking and talking on one of her favorite remotes.


Wendi said...

So sweet! I loved getting caught up on your blog today. :)

Breanne said...

Oh - How precious! Love that pic.

Christie O. said...

i LOVED when Poops found his shadow! i have pictures of this -- we were out in the soccer field kicking a ball around and this big thing was chasing him all around. he kept running and would run into my legs or hop onto the stroller, it was hilarious! it was so cute. she's at such a fun age. oh, who am i kidding, they're all fun ages!

Andrea said...

We love to talk on remotes around here too...and calculators for that matter!

Kori said...

I love the remote thing; O. does that as well.

Anonymous said...

How sweet! I love her washing your feet. She's so adorable!

dani said...

i loved your age with my katherine, esme... shadows, baby dolls, "mote" controls, blown kisses... i remember her loving all those things:) thank you, sweetheart, for reminding me.
my baby's a big girl now.
love to you,

Jennifer said...

Charlotte puts a cell phone to her head all the time now! I wonder if that means I use it too much.

Are you using your remote too much? :)

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Man, she is one thinking girl...folding her hands or the dolls...wow!

What a cutie. What is it with kids and electronics? ;)

KathyLikesPink said...

Oh my gosh - that last photo, with the remote as "cell phone". Think of it as a peek into the future...the teen years future!