3.25.2010

Random Update

  • Tylee is talking up a storm. I started to list phrases and words that she says but she can say almost anything she wants. The other day I walked in and Tj had taught her how to say "Quail". She'll repeat anything and everything you want her too but she doesn't grasp/remember everything she says. Which may be a good thing! The biggest milestone to mention would be that she is putting words together left and right. "I want/wanna...eat, drink, hold, up, down, bye-bye, outside, play, read book, _______, ect." And says "I don't want/wanna" accordingly. "Me hold...baby, banana, book, baby cow, pretty, _______." Its truly amazing watching her little mind work.
  • I hope I don't get hate mail for writing this but around nap time and bedtime, Tylee will gently take your hand and walk you to her bedroom. She'll tell you "night-night" and then want "up" and into her crib. Seriously - its the best bedtime routine ever.
  • Possibly the cutest thing I've seen her do yet, is cupping her little hands and wanting to hold things she cannot possibly hold. "Me hold Diego, Mama." She'll want to hold objects in her books such as balls, eggs, birds, animals, babies, ect. And the cutest and most repeated phrase of the month would be, ""Me hold baby tow." Meaning, she wants to hold the new baby calves in our pasture.
  • Every month her Parents as Teacher mentor asks me anything new that Tylee is doing. In the past couple months, I would say that she is very much into pretending. She has a tub full of stuffed animals and normally when she gets them out, we play "name the animal." That apparently is not fun anymore and Tylee has taken it upon herself to play "house." We now have Daddy, Mommy, and Baby animals. I have no idea how she put this all together but she always gets out 3 different animals and names them accordingly. They remain in that role until we put them back up. She has also grasped that when there are 3 animals in a book - one is the Daddy, one is the Mommy, and the other the baby.
  • Since we are on the "pretend" topic, boy, is she motherly. She'll set up her sheep, bib and all, and feed it food from her kitchen. She rocks her babies (and sings!), feeds them, tucks them in, makes me give them airplane rides...those babies are her little sidekick.
  • Another new game she has developed is moving things between objects. I gave her a cup of Smarties the other day and before I knew it, she had a bowl from her kitchen and was transferring them back and forth. In and out, in and out. She does the same thing in the tub. She'll take water from her balls (that have holes from Dutch chewing on them) and dump the water into the lid of a bucket until it is full. Then take the water from the lid, and dump it into the bucket. She repeats this until the bucket is full, dumps it out, and starts over. I think these tasks probably go along with developing her fine-motor skills but I'm a little worried because she also likes to get in things herself. She would really love to fit into the microwave of her kitchen, the bucket in the tub, and a toy bus at my Mom's house. Its amusing to watch her try (and try and try and try) to squeeze in. She has no concept of how big she is at all.
  • She knows most of her body parts: Head, Hair, Ear, Eyes, Nose, Teeth, Tongue, Lips, Elbow, Hands, Belly, Back, Knees, Feet, and Toes.
  • (Can you tell she was totally annoyed with me taking her picture this day?)

  • We didn't have any issues when Tylee started walking. I actually thought it was easier when she was walking vs. crawling because she wasn't on ground level putting everything in her mouth. Somehow, over the past month or so, the girl is into EVERYTHING. Maybe it is annoying all the sudden because she knows better. She reaches up into the kitchen drawers and just grabs whatever she can get her little fingers around. I am going have to either get a little more stern or rearrange my knife drawer. She'll go get a chair from her play set and use it to get a binky off her dresser. Tj found her on top of the kitchen table the other day when he came back in from taking Boone out. She has been getting in the cleaning supply cabinet and getting out supplies. "Clean Mama," she'll tell me when I catch her. She is just everywhere! I think she is either too smart for her own good or the terrible two's have started early! I think its the latter.
  • On the potty front, she has been telling me for awhile when I take Boone out, "Boone poo-poo, Mama." I realized she must somewhat know what was going on so I thought I would start putting the bug in her ear. I talk to her whenever I am changing her saying, "Tylee just pee-pee this time!" Or vice-versa. I have also started taking her to the bathroom with me whenever I go. I have no plans to push potty-training but thought I would introduce the idea to her. Her PAT's lady told me I would recognize the signs that she was ready and I'm starting to recognize them. The other day she came walking in with her legs spread wide telling me she had peed and wanted changed. I guess that is as good of sign as any! We got a potty chair at Wal-mart and as soon as she saw it in the isle, she started telling me, "Pee-pee Mama. Pee-pee." Of course, we had to strip down the second we got home...and 100 times since - and we've yet to pee in the potty. The potty is going in the closet for another couple of months.
  • And last but not least, fit throwing. It is H.I.L.A.R.I.O.U.S. If you tell her no or won't give her something, she gets down on the floor in slow motion and kicks her feet and cries. No tears come out or anything. I can't do anything but laugh at her!

1 comment:

Jen said...

Great update! I'm so impressed by Tylee's speech and how she's putting sentences together. I just love toddler stories. They do the cutest things. As frustrating as life with a toddler can be. Their cuteness completely outweighs the frustration!