Sunday, May 30, 2010

First Swim of the Season

We went swimming for the first time this summer. Piper had so much fun playing in both the baby pool and the big pool. She loved jumping into the water as long as one of us was there to catch her. Her friend Andre had a toy fishing pole that caught little fish, and she thought it was a lot of fun. I'll have to see if I can find one now for her too since she liked it so much.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

New Room

Piper is also getting a new room just like Stella. She graduated from her crib to a twin bed and is enjoying the newfound space. Daddy is busy painting her room in a Dora theme. So far he just has the Grumpy Old Troll and Dora done on one wall. I'll be posting more as he completes them, as well as the final product. I can't wait to see it all come together.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

May: General Update

Age (in months, or years and months): 31.5 months

Physical abilities: Is trying to do the monkey bars/rings at the park. Does pretty well, but I still have to support her legs as she moves her arms independently. Has developed an increased love of dance again this month. Weird jumping moves where she stands in place with her feet spread wide apart and jumps straight in the air and turns 180 degrees then plants her feet again.

Speech/language: vocabulary, sentence length, etc: Singing finally! She started out with Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and has added several more songs to her repertoire in the last couple of weeks. She was always one to sing and make up her own songs, but singing known songs is new for her.

Reading/pre-reading: ABC song, Has picture read a story to Stella a couple of times, but nothing particularly new as of late.

Number stuff: We have more rote counting this month: 1-8. She is still much better at number recognition and 1:1 counting than she is at rote counting. I find this odd, but maybe it’s normal?

Other cognitive stuff: puzzles, reasoning, etc Very interested in weather this month and night vs. day. Seems to be trying to figure out how the sun and the moon relate to one another and the patterns that ensue.

Creativity: same

Imagination: More pretend play, imaginary friend play, is using her kitchen more since I moved it into the living room again.

Social: Is interacting m ore with other kids when she has the opportunity. She still gravitates towards older ones, but is starting to prefer girls more often…or maybe she’s just has more chances to play with girls lately.

Character/personality: sweet, loving, stubborn, argumentative, bossy, loud

School Updates: n/a

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010


The girls and I went to the Indianapolis Museum of Art to visit. It was too beautiful outside, so we toured some of the gardens rather than going inside for the exhibits. Piper loved the water features, and was surprised when the first fountain erupted. We also toured the Lily House and got to ride in an old style elevator with an iron gate. Out of everything we looked at... the gorgeous flowers and blooms, the ponds, the statues, Piper was most interested and fascinated by the plethora of storm drains that we walked over. They were of every shape and size, and some of them had engravings of fish on them. Go figure!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Here is Piper's debut song, "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star". She is more likely to make up her own songs than to sing a regular song. I guess that's the creative part in her. She has many snippets of songs memorized, but this is the first one she really knows the words to the whole thing...although she usually forgets the one line unless prompted, as you will soon see.