Sometimes I hesitate to write about all the cool things Kayla is doing, saying and learning for fear that I may be “bragging.” However, part of the reason I update the site so much is for ourselves–so that I can remember these wonderful days of motherhood and so that the kids can read a journal of their early years. I suppose if anyone thinks I’m bragging, that person can just stop checking our site! 🙂
Several days ago Kayla and I were drawing together with her Doodle Pro. I drew a picture of the moon and asked if the moon was always a circle. She said yes, and then I explained that the moon is always a circle (or a sphere to be precise), but that we see different phases of the moon. I drew a picture of a full moon, a half moon and a crescent moon. Last night we had a good view of the moon from the living room window. Kayla looked at it, and you could tell the wheels were turning. Then she said “half moon.” I was pretty impressed! Today we’ve been eating our English muffins in the shape of half moons and crescent moons. Kayla always wants to have a bite of my moons. 🙂
We’ve also been working with letters a lot (nothing too structured, just here and there as we have time). She amazed me the other day with how much she could put together. I asked her what letter “dog” started with. I said “dog–da, da. What letter makes the sound da?” Right away she said “Daddy.” I said, “that’s right, and what letter does Daddy start with?” “D!” Good job, Kayla! Then we went through a bunch of other D words. She thought it was pretty cool.
Kayla continues to advance in her conversation abilities, too. She’s starting to ask more questions, which I find really cute. Yesterday afternoon we were playing outside and swinging on the hammock. I said, “Kayla, we should get a blanket.” And she said, “you kind of cold?”
Finally, Kayla impresses me with her math abilities, too. I made three English muffin pizzas today (actually 1 1/2 English muffins). I brought them to the table on one plate and Kayla said, “three pizzas. Two for Mommy; one for Kayla.”
Unfortunately it seems like Kayla has a little bit of a cold again. She just got over one! Anyone have any good tips for how to keep a toddler healthy? I give her vitamins, feed her health food and run a vaporizer in her room. I could quarantine her all winter long, but that wouldn’t be any fun. I’m sure she catches colds from her many friends.
Grandma Mayes says
Your website is a wonderful way for grandparents to enjoy your children from 60 miles away. 🙂 I really look forward to new entries. It always brings me pleasure seeing pictures of the family and learning new developments from Kayla and Madeline.
I think you and Aaron should be very proud of how wonderful of a job you are doing with your kids. All the neat things Kayla is doing is a reflection of how much you both invest in her. I’m proud of you both and I LUV hearing about the new skills she is learning and doing. And I agree that the girls will love reading this when they are older too 🙂 Keep up the great parenting!!