Monday, March 19, 2012

Rule #13: Sometimes you just have to be patient

A lesson for both parents and children. Haven't posted about the kids lately so this one is a "people" post!  Last week Mckinley started the "army crawl" using her legs as well, but not up on her knees. She has been a bit frustrated about not being able to do what she wants and we have been anxiously awaiting the first real crawl.  She has quite a strong personality and definitely keeps us on our toes.  Lately she has begun waving and handing me various objects that she picks up. We are quite surprised that she can actually get her little puffs out of the snack cup. She has also been saying "Da Da" for a while now, but now sometimes specifically calls John Da Da.  She has said it a couple times when he enters the room, but also says it for other things.  She also loves the /T/ sound.  First word?  I'm not calling it yet. Larkyn has been enjoying the warm weather and is able to climb and slide without hesitation. She is doing really well with the climbing stairs which are pretty large steps for her little legs! She is also still thrilled with going to school and continues to amaze us with funny little phrases, comments, and new skills. Recently she has begun hearing sounds within a word and pointing them out. She has been recognizing the beginning sounds in words and pointing that out for a while now, but recently told me that Rapunzel starts with a R and at P.  When I inquired she sounded out the word emphasizing the /R/ in the beginning and the /P/ in the middle. Then I understood and we talked about the fact that that was  a middle sound and continued to talk about the ending sound. Music to a reading teacher's ears!  We have all enjoyed the recent warm weather and are proud to say that all the garden beds are weed free and the new beds in front of the garden are on their way to being made. Wish I could have planted this weekend, but hopefully that will happen some time this week :)
Valentines Day 2012--Banana Grams for her teachers

Celebrating Read Across America Day--Oobleck!

Vino Bambino!

Forgot to post about Larkyn's first Letter in December!
Proud Girl!

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