Friday, February 25, 2011

Way To Go, Daddy!!


Daddy and his amazing basketball team are the 2011 Baltimore City Champions in Boys Basketball! Nice job, Clippers! We're so proud of you!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

I heart Nick Jr.

Bianca loves to watch Nick Jr. When the television is not tuned into that magical channel, she points to it and says, "show." (Which in her language means, "please, Mommy and Daddy, turn on Nick Jr!") I realize children under two shouldn't watch TV, but it's amazing to see her be so interactive with her shows.

She absolutely loves Dora the Explorer. Whenever Dora asks, "Who do we ask for help when we don't know where to go?" she responds with "Map!" When asked to say "Swiper, no swiping" she lifts her hand towards the television in the "stop" position. She also says something that resembles "backpack" when Dora asks her. (It's more like "baback.")

When Go, Diego, Go is on and she hears the music that plays when the BoBo Brothers are about to enter the scene, she immediately starts saying "BoBo." When she recognizes the opening credits of Blue's Clues, she says "Boos Coos." And when DJ Lance Rock says "Yo Gabba Gabba!" she responds with "Babba!"

She loves to dance during all of the musical shows, and now she's starting to "sing," as well. Tonight I ordered her a Laurie Berkner CD for the car, as she loves to watch her on Jack's Big Music Show.

And we can't forget about Ni Hao Kai Lan, The Wonder Pets, Miss Spider, Little Bear, Oswald, Franklin, Little Bill, The Backyardigans, Wow Wow Wubbzy and Team Umizoomi. She loves them all.

Quite simply, she is delighted by the shows on Nick Jr, and I am delighted watching her enjoy them!

Monday, February 21, 2011

New Favorite Word

Bianca's new favorite word seems to be "No." And when she is really unhappy ("no, no, no, no, no!"), the exclamation is usually accompanied by a face that looks like this....
or this....

The "Terrible Two's" are still a few months off, but it looks like our fun is beginning already! : )

BiBi's First Haircut

Bianca's hair was getting a bit out of control. In fact, I was affectionatley calling her "Crazy Hair." Aunt Dot decided to take matters into her own hands and make an appointment at Brenda's in Canton for BiBi's first haircut. We went on Friday, February 11th.

Our Little Beauty was all smiles when we entered the tiny shop.


Things quickly went downhill from there. Denise sat her down on a booster seat and draped her with a smock - which she did not like. Here is Denise snipping the first piece of hair:


Because she was having such a fit, I had to sit her in my lap and hold her arms down. It still didn't go well. She cried the entire time.


Denise didn't want to torture her anymore, so the haircut was cut short (the time, that is - not the hair!) So, although it's somewhat shorter in some places, her hair is still pretty uneven and out of control. I tried to get an "after" shot, but she wouldn't cooperate. You can take my word for it, though. She is still my Little Crazy Hair!

Sunday, February 6, 2011