Carolyn's favorite number



Carolyn has stated on numerous occasions that her favorite number is 4. We are pretty convinced this is true, for two primary reasons: (1) she likes to play with her foam number 4 (see picture above) and magnetic number 4s, and (2) her favorite song is "1 2 3 4" by Feist, which she also likes to sing whenever she's playing with her number 4s, especially the "whoa-oh-oh" part.

But this is still her favorite version of the song:

Video: Somersault!


Just a few pictures and a video from the Please Touch Museum


When Grandma Moyer was here a couple of weeks ago, we took Carolyn to the Please Touch Museum. She had fun there as usual.

This was in the Alice in Wonderland part. Carolyn was quick to exclaim: "I'm tall!"

Just like Mommy.

Just like in Big.

Baby baby grand.

And finally, Carolyn experiencing her favorite part of the Please Touch Museum: the carousel.

Odds and ends


Hanging on the rings at The Little Gym.

Both fascinated by the peach trees at Linvilla Orchards.

Riding a pony at Linvilla Orchards. She saw them doing pony rides, and said "I wanna ride a pony." Kristen and I hesitated and told her that we couldn't walk beside her. Then another kid's mom was walking beside him, which Carolyn quickly pointed out to us. So then we gave in, and of course she had to have the cowboy hat. She did great and loved every second of it. This was over two weeks ago and she still talks about it nearly every day.

Video: Peaches


Video: Carolyn's Second Birthday




I'm still catching up on my video backlog. This one is from May.

Video: Sanibel Island




Better late than never in posting this video, but this is from our vacation to Florida a few months back.

Month in Review: June 2010



June was a month with a lot of action, but this blog doesn't really show that. Maybe next month (yeah, right).

  • Quotes of the month: 
    • "Daddy, what's your problem?"
    • "No, rabbit! Don't eat my dinner!" (said when she spotted a box of Trix while sitting at the dinner table)
  • Knocking on wood as I type this, but she is finally sleeping consistently well. Asleep at 9, awake around 6, usually wakes up for a minute or two around 1am, but then right back to sleep. Plus a 2 to 3 hour nap during the day. I really hope I didn't just jinx this.
  • Being summer, we've been spending a lot of time outside at various places: Linvilla Orchards, Smith Memorial Playground, our own backyard, and Rose Tree Park where we've been going to free outdoor concerts nearly every week.
  • She's got a pretty amazing memory for a 2-year-old. She can actually recall things that happened weeks ago. For instance, Kristen took her to the Please Touch Museum probably 4 weeks ago. We showed her a picture of herself on the carousel there and she started talking about how she rode on a horse and then cried when she had to get off. She will frequently tell me tidbits about her day when I get home from work, recounting things she said, places she went, etc.
  • Still getting random temper tantrums. Ah, two. What fun.
  • As for potty training, still moving along. She'll go on her little potty when we specifically ask her to sit down, but she's still not at the stage where she's letting us know beforehand that she has to go.
  • Grandma Moyer came to visit for a few days, and Carolyn read tons of books with her, showed her all her toys, played with magnets, and in general they entertained each other pretty nicely.

Superstar!