Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Lucky THIRTEEN!

Today my little peanut turns 13 months old! She continues to thrive and amaze us in many ways! Right now she has this very studious look about her as she makes the connection that what is on tv up here in the den is the same program on down in the great room. She keeps walking back and forth from the door way to the landing to check it out ... amazing really! Here are some of the 'tricks' she has learned so far:

*Walking ... now almost running at times.
*Words ... an interesting, but meagre vocabulary so far - yeah, cheers, backpack and up without the 'p'.
*Feeds herself most meals.
*Waves hello and goodbye.
*Gives and blows kisses with an awesome 'smack'.
*Points to her belly button and nose.
*Claps her hands.
*Says 'woof, woof' anytime she sees a dog on tv, in a book, on the street.
*Blows a whistle.
*Shakes her head yes and no.
*Uses a tv remote quite successfully.
*Uses the telephone appropriately.
*Pretends to read books.
*Climbs ... everything!
*Will do whatever we do - load the dishwasher, put/take out clothes from the machines, dust - she is too precious!


I am sure there are other important milestones I am missing, but these seem to stick out at the moment. Her receptive language is definitely strong ... as for expressive, I have to admit I'm a little concerned and impatient about it at times, but I'm trying to keep in mind that she has only been exposed to the english language for a little over 3 months now ... it will come ... right?!

I am trying to pick out, just the right little video clip (or photos) to add to this entry so it may take a day or two to post AND this will likely be the last before and during the holidays so, to everyone who continues to find the time to follow our story ...

HAVE A SAFE AND WONDERFUL HOLIDAY ... MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES ... we'll catch you up in the new year!

2 comments:

Mom to Lucy and Lisa said...

Sounds like she is doing awesome!! Happy Holidays to you and your family!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Deb,

I just read your last month of entries!! Been sooooo busy!

What a sweet, precious, little girl! You have no worries, she is developing amazingly well!

This Christmas will be a very special one for all of you! Cadence is a treasured gift from God! Such an Angel! Enjoy every minute of it. They grow up fast!

Have a wonderful and relaxing Christmas - you deserve it!! Talk to you in the new year!

Love, Wanda & Family :)