This month has been a super big one for Olivia, developmentally. She is doing so many new things.
--We discovered that she knows the actions to pat-a-cake. We'll have to get it on video because when she does the "rolling" it is pretty funny!
--She loves music and has quite the dance moves!
--Her words include mama, dada, hi, ball
--She can sign milk, more, puppy, water, all done and she also waves hello and good-bye, blows kisses and shakes her head "no," which oftentimes means "yes"
--She loves to eat corn and can polish off a whole cob
--She has taken off walking
--She had her first sick visit to the doctor and had croup. She was out of school for two days but bounced back quickly.
--She can get up on the little chairs all by herself.
--This quickly leads to standing on the chairs
--We gave her a spoon for the first time and she did quite well, it probably helped that she had a small serving of chocolate pudding in the bowl. Although Madeline kept saying, "Sissy, the more you get on your face, the less you get to eat!"
--She spends all her time in the toddler room at school. In the evenings they combine the classrooms and the toddlers go to the infant room. Olivia protests and gets upset when she needs to go to the infant room. She thinks she is a big girls now!
--She's been cutting her molars and she's had a rough go of it. The fourth one has almost broken through, so luckily that will be behind us (until next go around!)
--She's a good sleeper (when she's not cutting a tooth!) and moves around a lot. She's also a very light sleeper, you don't dare go in her room while she's asleep or she will wake up. She is our early bird and generally wakes for the day around 5:30 or 6
--She made her first trip to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park where she went 500' in the air on the tethered balloon safari.
I remember from Madeline that this time frame was one of amazing leaps and bounds. It seems that Olivia is doing something new each day. I'm sure we will be in for plenty of fun and lots of giggles this month.