Welcome to the new year everyone. I'm up at my usual time as Chantelle continues to saw logs. The family is doing great and Bianca continues to entertain. She waves more in a day than a beauty queen in a parade and she is logging some serious mileage with her little puma shoes. Chantelle has been letting her walk into all the stores now while she holds mom's hand. We absolutely love this little one and we are having a great time as a couple as well. We saw most everyone in our family over the holidays which was great. We felt like a hotel at times, but so glad to have the accomodations to do it. Look forward to next year. Bianca enjoyed her first memorable Christmas morning while she tore into gift bags with tissue paper containing her already favorite stuffed animals and other toys. She was excited to see her favorite stuffed animal Nola from the Lion King. She made it through 3 gifts with excitement and the remaining 3 she could take or leave. Very fun though. She is trying her best to talk. She is going on and on about stuff all the time, but the only recognizable words are da da and ma ma. She knows how to sign more when she wants more. Chantelle has really been working with her and it is amazing to see how fast she picks up on stuff and it is amazing to see her actually communicate. She likes to gesture no when you ask her about any question. We haven't figured out she knows what a question is, but you can ask if she wants to do something and she will shake her head no. She is doing so well. She loves to clap for her accomplishments. She is working on eating with a spoon. She knows where her head and nose are and if you ask her hold she is she will hold up 1 finger. That last one is hit or miss, but she somehow puts it together. I don't know if you can tell that I'm a proud dad or not? We are a very happy family. Hope all is well for everyone and a happy and extremely prosperous year to all. We will add pics later.
Signed Dad Becking