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Getting Bigger…

May 24th, 2008 · 3 Comments · bridget

[Note: Tina here. Dave and Bridget are off camping so I get to come out of hiding to do a quick post. Don’t get too excited though… Dave has a few more posts up his sleeves that he’ll be sharing with you all soon. I get a few more days off :) – Not that you really missed me all that much, Dave’s been doing a great job keeping you all entertained.]

Bridget is getting bigger by the day.

She recently grew out of most of her clothes and all of her shoes. We had to get all kinds of stuff in bigger sizes all at once.

She’s also growing a lot developmentally. She tells us more elaborate stories and she’s much better at telling us about past events. She’s taken a greater interest in movies with more complicated themes – her favorites right now are Snow White and Beauty and the Beast.

She’s learning to whistle (I can’t even do that). Dave is teaching her.

Oh, and she’s getting taller…

With all this growing and getting bigger stuff she is also trying to be a lot more independent. Which is great… sometimes. The phrase we always hear is “No, let me do it” usually followed by a lot of whining and crying if we happen to complete the said task before she gets there. Lovely, isn’t it.

No, seriously, we are excited to see her grow and we love it each time she does something new. Its just amazing how much longer everything takes when Bridget wants to help (or do it herself). I was emptying the dishwasher the other day and she insisted that she could do the silverware. . . It took about 45 minutes to finally get it emptied.

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  • Sandra

    I get frustrated when they want to help because they do take soooo much longer. I think the more kids I have the more I learn that it doesn’t matter how long it takes just that they are learning how to do it. … Jacobs new thing is wanting to vacuum. Anyway I’ll see you later today for VT.

  • Mother of the Wild Boys

    You know I missed you. :)

  • Amber

    Hey, nice to have you back – even if it’s only for one post. Isn’t it crazy how they suddenly want to do everything on their own? I have to make myself be patient when Andrew wants to “help”. I’m afraid that if I discourage him now then he’ll eventually stop being helpful.

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