Monday, July 13, 2009

Celebrating 2 yrs

Kara is officially 2 yrs old today! Because this birthday fell on a Monday, Kara went to daycare while Tim, Kathy & Samantha went to work.  For those who don’t know…Samantha is volunteering at the VA Medical Center.  She is really enjoying it!  We had a small family celebration when everyone got home.  Kara opened presents from us, and then we had  pizza for dinner (one of Kara’s favorites)! Next Sunday, the 19th will be Kara’s ‘Elmo’ party. Her grandparents from Ohio will be in town, and her grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins from Virginia will up for the party! 

What Kara is able to do….run everywhere, climb on everything, and communicate better!  Kara identifies certain colors by name (blue, green & yellow).  She says ‘Barney’, ‘Elmo’, ‘Dora’, ‘eat’, ‘wash’, ‘up & down’, ‘brush teeth’, ‘help’, ‘snack’, ‘yes & no’, ‘Papa’, ‘nana’ (for banana—sorry Mom), ‘fish’ (for goldfish), ‘fruit’, ‘pasi’ (for pacifier), ‘blanket’, ‘fall down’,  & ‘blocks’.  I’m sure I’m forgetting things.  Kara also mimics a LOT of what we say, and will usually repeat the last part of our sentence to us.  She definitely understands most everything we say!