Sunday, March 8, 2009

18 Months Old/ Houses/ Sunday Lovin'

Little C is officially 18 months old today. For the past two days she has not been big on nap time. She is awake right now playing in her crib while I deal with dinner, laundry, and blogging. She's fine. Just not sleeping. And of course daylight savings time does not help.

The other day A took C for a long walk in the park by the river. She saw the ducks eating and she signed "ducks eating." I am pretty sure that was the first time she combined to signs, pretty cool, eh? And I only showed her the sign for duck once - several weeks before.

She will mimic everything we say - or at least the last word/ syllable. It amazes me the way language acquisition works. No one told her to mimic. It's built in. The way our brains learn language.

She has a favourite book lately. Can't tell you the title - it's upstairs and I don't want to go up there yet. But it is this book that shows pictures of things, shows numbers, colours, the alphabet, etc. The colourful pictures of things is what she likes. She can point to most of what you ask her to point to. It is amazing. There was a picture of a sippy cup. She points at it and says, "sip sip sip." We didn't even explicitly teach her "sippy cup." She just picked it up along the way. Amazing.

18 months old. I was looking at the photos from x-mas. I remember taking them and at the time thinking wow she is growing up she doesn't look like a baby much. But looking back on those photos today I went wow she looks so young... so little... so like a baby. That was only 3 months ago - less than.

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Next week we are looking at some new houses - newly built in a neighbourhood closer to downtown. We are pretty sure we will buy. And most likely be moving in later this year. Our house we are in right now will go on the market in the summer. We are working our butts off while the little one naps and whatnot to paint and generally fix things up. Change is afoot. Exciting change.

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Enjoy your Sunday!


bleu said...

It is sooooooooooo true. Language acquisition is amazing to observe. math acquisition also happened with mine on his own mostly. Fascinating stuff.

Good luck with the house hunting!!

sandra said...

Thank you Bleu!