Here is what has been keeping Cora occupied recently:
- In our living room we have a huge stash of musical instruments. Cora loves going through them and playing the harmonica or shaking the tamborine. Scott got her a wooden piano for Christmas. Banging the keys on that bad boy is her new hobby.
- Dancing. Usually there has to be music on or someone has to say, "dance, Cora." But sometimes I find her stomping her feet and droppin' it like it's hot out of nowhere.
- Pulling everything out of its place. Books, tupperware, pots, toys. She could keep herself busy with this one until the end of time. We are working on the idea of cleaning up. But we aren't quite there yet.
- As you just learned, Cora likes a mess! If your name was Cora you would think piling things on top of other things is where it's at! Cora loves to take books and toys out of one area and pile them on top of chairs or put them under seat cushions. If she can find a bag to sort her items into that is the best!
- Talk about Dora! Cora has never seen Dora on TV. But, a few months ago she commandeered a Dora doll from my in-laws' house. She calls her "Durr Durr" and won't let her out of her sight. The girl can spot a Dora in public too. It is amazing. We were walking top-speed down a street the other day and all of the sudden Cora started screaming "Durr Durr." We told her that Dora was at home. But she insisted Dora was around. So, Scott took a few steps backwards and, sure enough, there was a tiny Durr Durr on an apron in a store window that I could barely even see.
|She also wraps Dora in blankets.|
- Letters. Cora was given Fridge Phonics for her birthday and she loves it! She knows a few of her letters pretty well and is constantly running around holding them and showing you what she has. Her favorite thing to do is find the letter D and say "Dad Dad Dad Dad Dad." If you don't like hearing things repeated you should probably not hang around at our house.
- That little babytoddler of mine has a mini magnadoodle that she thinks is the bee's knees. It is pretty tiny so she can't do much drawing on it. She really likes it when you write a letter on it so she can run around screaming "dad" or "mom" or whatever the letter might represent to her.
- Trying to put clothes on. Cora does not like getting dressed. She does try to help by sticking her arms through the holes and handing off objects that might get in the way. But she hates it! So, I am always surprised when I see her pick up an article of clothing and spend at least 15 minutes trying to put it on and take it off.
- Pushing things around the room. If you like to hear the scratching noise of furniture being pushed around on tile then come on over! Because you will certainly find this little lady rearranging the house all around.
|This baby does wear some random outfits, but this one isn't as random as it looks. Cora is not, in fact, Amish. She is just wearing a sweatshirt over a jumper because she saw her favorite dog shirt and really wanted to put it on. So, I obliged.|
- Get in things. Boxes, ottomans... if she thinks there is any chance she can fit in it she will give it a whirl.
Grandparents and Aunt Kelly, I hope that satisfies you for a while! Now, to encourage more Cora-filled more posts go ahead and answer the weekly WYR!
Wednesday's Weekly Would You Rather Question:
have the ability to become invisible whenever you want
be able to magically teleport yourself anywhere you wanted?