Monday, June 28, 2010

Library Card

Piper got her first library card today. We went last week to get it, but I didn't realize she had to have her birth certificate, so we returned today. The library down on the Southside is actually a lot neater than the one we used to go to up North. It has a farm theme (Yeah...there's more than corn in Indiana) and it's really cute. She loves the tractor that you can climb inside and "drive" as well as all the puzzles and computers. We picked out lots of books to read. Last week she got a bunch of books about storms and weather, but this week she has been really into animals so we got some on snakes, cats, and dogs. We signed up for the summer reading program last week too, and I need to try to start taking her to the story time each week.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Old Settlers Day

We went to the fireworks display after Old Settler's Day in Wanamaker. She enjoyed looking at, and touching the reptiles they had on display, and loved the snakes especially. It was stormy so they moved everyone inside the church. Piper had lots of fun playing with her friend Savannah and the other kids. At one point she was in a group with Savannah and another little girl. Piper is the youngest at age 2 1/2, Savannah is 3 1/2 and the other girl was 4. Guess who was the tallest in the group? Yep, my little Piper was the biggest one there.

She accumulated numerous tattoos tonight and eventually pealed this one off her cheek. She loved the fireworks, but fell asleep in my lap at the very end.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

I wanted a picture of everyone for Father's Day, but Piper did not want to cooperate. We had to trick her to even get her in this shot. Oh, well! Happy Father's Day!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

At the Drive -In

We took Piper to her first movie, and decided to go to the drive-in because we weren't sure how she would handle it. I thought she might talk a lot or not be able to sit still. She was pretty good and watched the first half hour or so, then she was done. She said she loved the movie, but eventually was running in circles in front of our area. We watched Toy Story 3, and she thought the monkey with the cymbals was funny. By the time the second movie started at midnight she was asleep.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Rascal's Fun Zone

Piper had fun riding the go-karts and the bumper boats. I even went on the go-karts with her, but it's not really my thing. I thought it was too bumpy and smelled. :)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

PBS Kids Day

We took the girls downtown to Military Park for the PBS Kids Day. They had lots of free activities for children to do. It was very hot and muggy, and the lines to do anything were extremely long. We only stayed for about an hour and a half due to this. We did manage to meet Clifford, whom Piper was terrified of seeing. I think she just hates mascots in general. We skipped the other ones which included The Cat in the Hat, Super Why, Rosita, Elmo, and a few more. We did see Gordon from Sesame Street on stage though.She loved the bubble stations and had fun bouncing in the bounce castle. She started to do a couple other bounce stations but didn't get very far. She was so tired and hot.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Swimming at Grandma's House

Piper had lots of fun swimming in her little pool at Grandma's house. She really liked the hose best though. It was pretty hot and the water felt good. Even the cold water in the pool got really warm quickly. She enjoyed playing with Peyton who lives down the street. They both took turns emptying out the pool, and watering the flowers and trees.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

General Update

Age (in months, or years and months): 33 months

Physical abilities: refuses to pedal her trike or bike even though she used to be able to do it. She will do it once in a while, or in strange places like the grass where it barely moves. Grandma says she has pedaled for her though. She’s just being stubborn for me I guess.

Speech/language: vocabulary, sentence length, etc: Even more songs this month. I’m trying to write them down as I hear them to keep track. Is making up words like too “birdsy“, “choo chooey“, “splashy“, etc. in addition to regular words like too chilly or too windy. Everything is “too” something.

Reading/pre-reading: Will not perform on command, but I know she knows all her letters still as I hear her talking to herself about them, or when she asks for a certain letter that she can’t reach. We haven’t been reading as many books a day lately…my fault. She can spell her name with magnets, and we are working on writing it.

Number stuff: remains not an interest, is rote counting 1-10 sometimes I hear an 11 or 12

Other cognitive stuff: puzzles, reasoning, etc

Creativity: same

Imagination: so much pretend play lately, has imaginary “friends” that come along with us when we leave. Does not need actual objects to pretend, and just pretends to pick things up and has lengthy conversations with “nothing”

Social: prefers to play with other kids and is sad when they won’t play with her because they are older or when there is no one around at all to play with on the playground.

Character/personality: I’ve decided she loves her sister in the morning and as the day goes on she likes her less and less. She is handful these days being very demanding, whiny, and has to have everything a certain way.

School Updates: n/a