Baby McElroy
It's been so long, I have too much to say! This entry might be kind of long.....

We went to the petting zoo last weekend. As predicted, Teagan had a great time. She barked at the potbelly pig (I guess it did look a bit like a dog!) and was quite interested in all the ducks and the miniature horse. We figured the goats would really interest her, since they were in a big pen where you got to run around with them and pat them all. She loved the running around part, was only mildly interested in the goats! Still, she had a good time, and I managed to snap a couple photos that make it seem like she was interested in the goats for more than 2 seconds.

We checked out the playground afterwards but it was pretty busy and the majority of the equipment was meant for bigger kids. Still, the swing is always fun!

She's been getting really chatty lately, I NEED to learn some more signs for her. She's been using "more" for a lot of things (want, sing, hungry, more, get me that) and I'd rather teach her the right words to use. She tried to say "strawberry" the other day, which impressed the heck out of me, it's a hard one. It did come out "staabay" but still, WOW! She's also learning more animal sounds. She's done owl (hoo hoo) and dog (oowh oowh[deeper sounding]) and rooster (nga-nga-nga) for a while now. Recently she picked up elephant (blowing a raspberry while waving her arm up and down like a trunk) and cat (ouw ouw) though the cat is only rarely done. Oh and she hits her hand to her head and says "doh" (does homer count as an animal?)

Her imagination and sense of humour are great. She does silly things to make us laugh all the time. If we laugh while she is doing something, she'll do it again with a big grin to make us laugh more. Teagan was playing "soup" with me the other day. We were sitting on the bottom of the stairway and she picked up a small bucket that was sitting there. She had a spoon in her hand (often a requirement to prevent meltdowns is to let her carry a utensil around) and she started stirring in the bucket. Then she offers me the spoon to taste and says "mmmmm!" She was delighted when I took it and said "mmm" and this repeated over and over. Occasionally she'd peer into the bucket, mutter something, then resume stirring. Very cute and we kept at it for 5 or 10 minutes!


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