Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Addie Update

Wow! 17 1/2 months!!! These last few months have blown by again. My little peanut is so much fun and I love hanging out with her. She is just SO smart (not to sound prejudice at all) and I am amazed every day at her new skills and vocabulary. She mostly speaks in 2 word phrases now and I pretty much get everything she is trying to tell me. At the end of the day we sum up all of the activities from the day and it is so cute how she tries to tell me back stories. For example: our latest trip to the zoo. Addie: " And monkey....and daddy...and hat...and mommy...and horse...." - and the list keeps on going. Lately her favorite thing from the moment she wakes up is labeling all of the objects in her environment - maybe it's just to check and make sure they are still called the same things as the day before :) She loves to sing now and her favorite songs are "Sunny Day" (Sesame Street), "Elmo's Song", "Wheels on the Bus", and "Tick Tock, I'm a Little Cuckoo Clock". Of course she only sings about the first few words - but it is so cute to hear her little voice - especially in her crib when she is supposed to be sleeping! She is in love with Sesame Street now and we watch a little in the morning and in the evening when I am cooking dinner. BJ and I both realized how truly educational this show is for little ones. Addie is in love with numbers and letters and really trying to learn them. Her swimming classes are a little better - She is not to afraid of the water and tries to kick her legs and arms a little more each time. We are going to continue with the Baby 1 class for one more round and then hopefully she will be ready for the next class. Lastly - she loves her baby dolls and taking care of them i.e. feeding, diapering, putting in stroller, etc. Hopefully this will continue and she can help with the new baby!

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