Monday, August 24, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Radha's latest development spurt has definitely been all about communication. She's starting to talk, and also her non-verbal communication is coming along nicely. She's always been pretty focused on mental things more than physical, often preferring books over toys. Here's a snapshot of where she's at:
Words: Mama, Dada, cat, cheese, Baba (for her Grandpa), bath, lots of attempts to repeat what we're saying
Signing: "More", "Eat", and gesturing along to songs like Ittsy Bittsy Spider and 5 Little Monkeys
Body Parts she knows: Head, hair, fingers, toes, arms, eyes, ears, mouth, nose
Singing: Twinkle twinkle, 5 Little Monkeys
Animals she recognizes: Duck, dog, cat, cow, pig, sheep, snake, frog, fish, monkey
There's plenty more I'm forgetting!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
t's been quite the summer so far. We've been able to get out of the house much more than last year and enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities. Radha has been to The Enchanted Forest, the beach (Long Beach, WA), all sorts of parks, and the kiddie pool in our backyard. Here's a sampling of what we've been up to:
Staying cool in the kiddie pool during the heatwave.
Meeting Chippie the Chipmonk at the Enchanted Forest