Monday, April 28, 2008

Signing!

Here's a video of Cicily signing Maya, Mom, and Dad (her three favorite, most frequent signs). She is signing like crazy all the time now. Most of her signs are in three general regions, as you can see in the video. It's just like a baby first speaking though, they might say "ba, ba, and bu" for ball, balloon, and bubble, similarly with Cicily's signs they look similar but they are gaining variation and you just have to take the sign in context as you would with a word. She's distinctly signed Maya, Mom, Dad, bye, I love you, patty cake, Grandma (her sign for Grandma DeEtte is patty cake because she always plays it with her!), eat, sleep, home, book, please, thank you, and bird. That's all I can remember anyway. She really understands a lot more signs too, and I'm sure as her fine motor skills improve, her amount of signs will increase.
Enjoy the video! Please forgive Maya for the noises in the background - we had to take a video of her next so she could have some attention too.
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Saturday, April 19, 2008

18 month old portraits











Photography credits: Special thanks to Cicily's personal photographer Grandpa Courtney and also to talented Uncle Heath!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Photo Album - 17 months

Coloring Easter Eggs

Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Morning
Beautiful girls, beautiful dresses, beautiful day!

Going down the slide
Being silly at the park
Cicily has been loving giving kisses to dolls lately
Move out feeding therapists - Isabel's on the job! If anyone can get Cicily eating, it'll have to be her food adoring cousin Isabel! She took her turn feeding Cis while they were playing at our house one afternoon.
Cicily LOVES her Grandma!!

Cis got to "eat" mashed potatoes (colored pink for April Fools day) tonight. She had potatoes all over the floor, tray, shirt, arms, face, hair, trach, and BAHA. And I'm pretty sure slim to none went in the mouth!