DONE! And 30 Day Challenges Day 8 - 10 Words DD Says
White Wolves is 100% complete! I finished all the back stitching last night and it's done, done done!
And now I have about 6 months to get it framed. I think that will be possible. I'm so happy it's done and I can cross it off my WIP list.
30 Day Challenge - Giving up refined sugar
I'm having serious cravings for my sugar-full treats. I'm trying to stave them off by having honey in my tea and hot chocolate with maple syrup, but it's not going well. I slipped on Sunday and I feel another slip coming on. If I can make it through work and get home without heading over to the bagel shop then I think sorting the colours for my new project might keep me occupied enough to stop thinking about eating goodies.
30 Day Challenge - Lists
Don't forget to check out Kate's list today too. She has some great app info if you're looking for new apps for any of your devices.
10 Words DD Can Say
Let me preface this by saying we're teaching her both French and English, so some words are in French and some in English. DH stays home with her and he speaks French, so her French is a little stronger currently.
This was her first word besides Mama and Dada. It means pineapple in English and there's a picture of one on her water bottle. It's also how she asks for water. Sometimes she'll sign "water", but often she'll say "Anana"
Her bear's name. I will admit that we started saying "nounours" which is French for teddy bear and that became Nou-Nou. We have 2 identical ones and one that's slightly larger that we purchased by accident. It's nice to have back ups because it gets really dirty when she drags him around outside.
DD only recently started saying this and reaching her arms up to be picked up. She usually will say "up-up" instead of just saying it once.
Another French word and this one means "nose". DD knows all her body parts now and can point to them on us as well. She knows them in French and English but she will only say "nez". She doesn't say any of the other parts yet.
There was a memorable occasion when I was trying to get some stuff out of her nose and she was moving her head away, then she jammed her index finger all the way up one nostril and said "nez" over and over. It sounded all muffled and we lost it and laughed ourselves silly.
This might not seem like much since most babies will say either Mama or Dada first. The funny part is DH goes by "Papa" but DD will hardly ever say that, maybe once every couple months or so. And we'll say "Papa" to her and she says "Dada" back as if she's telling us the proper name.
DD signed this first and has recently started to say it as well. She often adds some syllables on the end so she ends up saying "moh-moh" or "moh-nay-nay". We're not quite sure where that came from.
Instead of saying the name for animals DD will make the noise. So monkey is "oo aah" and cat is "meow", dog is "abowow", cow is "moo", horse is "neigh" - distinctive from "nez" by how long she holds the vowels.
This one is pretty amusing as well. We're pretty sure she's only just starting to figure out what it actually means. When she started saying it she definitely didn't know. She will always say this with a head shake as well, so it's never just "no" it's "No" with a head shake.
DD won't say this every time, but she does wave "bye" most of the time when she sees someone leaving or if she's leaving.
Alice is our dog. This was another early word and it still sounds more like "Ayice", but she says it often.
Hope everyone makes it through the rest of the week okay and happy stitching,