Updates on Victoria Lily Joy van den Broek, born 120705.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

funny girl

here's a picture of Victoria who decided that she was going to be 'sick' - she equipped herself with a bowl and then decided that since she was using it, the dolly needed to also....

where she's up to with talking is discovery of the present tense of the verb 'to be' - getting her to put 'is' in the right place has been amusing and constructive. Today she began to explore the plural - I guess she must think it all very odd, but she bears with us. A lesson on 'where are the biscuits' ended up with the conversation being moved, by her, towards actually getting her teeth into some! She's endlessly amusing, caring, interested in people, and developing nicely. She's often longing for a cuddle with David who's often not here but she makes do with anyone else who is nearby at the time.

When trying on her wedding dress she was heartbroken at having to take it off again. I have a sneaky feeling she's going to enjoy Saturday immensely and that there will be a very real danger of her stealing the show if Lucy's not careful!

Monday, March 22, 2010

cute picture

This afternoon we went shopping. Watching the boys try on their suits got Victoria in dressing-up mode so while they were trying them on, complete with shoes, once home, Victoria slipped into my boots and looked cute. Her speech is coming along nicely - she says 'after' (instead of affer) and bessus instead of fessus (this is the evolution of the word breakfast!). She expressed disappointment this morning when she asked was it Sunday and I told her it wasn't. She's very good at following what is going on. She says 'elephant' very nicely since having watched an ancient national geographic film a couple of days ago. She's just asking Shoanna (Joanna) to do the 'abbit' on the 'lap top' - that's reader-rabbit of course.

It might be that the next pictures you will see of Victoria will be her in her bridesmaid dress (which i have still to sew up - but at least it is cut out!).

Sunday, March 21, 2010

various photos

This is one of everyone who was home this morning - we had David for the weekend.
this was what Victoria looked like last Sunday evening - after her first ever Cadbury's cream egg! Samuel fed it to her and didn't do too bad a job, considering. We were all thankful that I carry babywipes in the van still, however!
This is dear Julie Barker, without whose help at the start of Victoria's life (she secured, delivered and hired for us a super-dooper breast pump) we wouldn't have such a healthy daughter now.
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