Wednesday, April 27, 2011
April 26- E is now a stair climber, I think she learned how at daycare because in the past few days she constantly wants to climb up and down the stairs. Grandpa M spent some time with her last week teaching her how to go down backwards, and now she knows to go backwards without anyone telling her. She's working on learning how to carry things up with her while she crawls, which is pretty funny looking, but makes her so happy when she accomplishes it.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
After the Museum we headed to Brookfield to visit with her dad's uncle and cousin. It was the first time her cousin had met her, and her uncle hadn't seen E since her baptism. We went out to eat, and E had a hard time holding still at the restaurant. She made several attempts at escape, but we kept up with her. She made it most of the way home without crying, about a half hour from home was her limit, but her CD saved the day.
April 18- We are always so proud of E when she plays with this toy. When she first got it, the noise was too loud for her and she was scared. She's gradually warmed to it, and this day got it out for herself. She pushed it around the house for a while, with a smile on her face.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
April 14- E loves her legos this week. She builds tall towers and then takes them apart. Her favorite ones are these little single legos, I think because they are easier to manipulate. Her record is a tower of four.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
E has been practicing a few new words. She learned Button during the budget repair bill protests. Her dad wore a union pin on his jacket, and she was fascinated by it. She can now identify pins, buttons on clothes, and snaps on jackets. Day care taught her uh-oh and she knows to use it when she drops her cup, or can’t find what she wants. All done was the first thing we taught her to sign, and now she’s got the word!
April 13- E didn't want to get up this morning, probably because she was awake from 12 to 3 am. We thought we had figured out the sleeping thing, and for a few weeks she mostly slept through the night, but for the last two nights she's been up. The lack of sleep has been making her cranky, she's been getting frustrated when she can't get her legos apart, which isn't something that usually bothers her.
April 12- Tonight E only wanted to play with her two cups, one of water and another of milk. This evening was notable because she actually finished a cup of milk. Usually she has a few sips and then spits it out.
Monday, April 11, 2011
The big change in E these past few days has been her attachment to Duck Duck, its a soft yellow duck lovie, which she named Duck Duck. We don't know why she says the name twice, that's just the way it is. Duck Duck hasn't replaced elephant blankie as the lovie of choice, now there are two. Along with the addition of Duck Duck, the blankie and duck now accompany E more places.
April 8- E has never been a kid who laughs a lot. She smiles, but getting her to laugh has been hard, she laughs when tickled, but not much when she is acting on her own. This is one of her favorite games he plays with her dad, she gets tummy blows and then to go upsidedown, she just laughs and laughs
Thursday, April 7, 2011
E has a new favorite phrase "bye bye" she says it constantly, and with no regard to whether or not someone or something is leaving. She says "bye-bye" when she drops her spoon or cup on the floor, when she rides in the car, and to everyone she passes at any time.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
E has become increasingly verbal, she chatters most of the time and is adding words. Today day care told me she can say “tree.” So far, she can say ball, bottle, and box (although they all are “ba”), button, bye (accompanied by a wave, and sometimes a blown kiss), diaper, cup, all done, mama, dada, and a few others. She can sign more (which she does all the time), milk (which she does every time she sees her mama), and all done.
April 4- E went back to the doctor's office today to get the last two of her one year shots. She found the keyboard right away and got busy pushing buttons. She was a great trooper during her shots and only cried a little bit. I had her weighed and measured and she weighed in at 17 lbs and 8 oz, putting her back in the 5th percentile. I guess all the youget we've been feeding her has paid off.
April 3- E has been learning to climb, she can almost get into this chair. She's been practicing lately, climbing on other chairs, climbing on her bike, and trying to climb up her high chair. We are in trouble once she figures this out!
Saturday, April 2, 2011
March 30- Playing in the car seat box, she loved drumming on it, and climbing in it, she also chewed on it, and pulled the stickers off! For this night, the box was almost as fun as pulling tupperware out of the kitchen cabinets.