Corah might not speak well, but she understands most of what I say to her. She feigns ignorance when she doesn't want to do something or when she want to disobey. For instance, she touches the trash can or reaches inside of it even though I KNOW she understands don't touch and yuck. I'm amazed that I can say clean up and she puts a few blocks away. I love that I can ask her to bring me a book and she does. When I ask her where her hair is, she pats her head. Being understood as a mother is wonderful.
Chilling in her chair on her tush. I might be able to teach her after all.
Corah has developed a new love for books. Her favorites are Eat, any lift the flap book, a touch and feel book called Animals, the Llama Llama board books, and anything that has a duck in it. She carries the books to me crawls in my lap and says, "Buh." I love that she is learning to like reading. She can sit for an hour flipping through books if I put her book basket on the floor. She is rough on books though, so I have to hide the flap books when I'm not watching closely.
I thought she wanted an animal book that has a duck in it. I read that book. When we got to the duck pages, she pointed to the book basket again. I explained that there were no more duck books. She looked at me like I was stupid. She crawled over to the basket and searched for awhile. She walked back carrying What's on my Head? I read her the book and was amazed when I got to a rubber duck on a baby's head. At 13 months, she has a better memory than me.
January has been unseasonably warm. Last weekend we came home from church and decided to spend the rest of the morning soaking up some sunshine before the clouds rolled in. Kenly and Corah enjoyed playing in the sandbox. These are some of my favorite photos from the morning. I love our backyard.