Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Our day in cell phone video clips
(As always, if you see blank areas with play arrows under them, just click the play arrow and the video will pop in.)
We're experiencing a little developmental boom over here. I've seen it before---a bunch of new skills suddenly show up. Sometimes they stick (like signing) and sometimes they disappear again only to come back later (remember when she first pulled to stand for a few days, and then quit and didn't do it again until like 4 months later?). But I'm soaking it all up while it lasts.
Besides the walking-with-the-stroller development (which is huge, huge, huge and appears to be sticking around for real), she's starting to chatter away a lot more. She spend half the day babbling to me, Parker, her toys . . . I can hear her now talking to something in her crib (no joke). Here we are, talking in the laundry room:
0:02-0:05 She signs "more" (her version of it, anyway. Kids who sign modify their signs, the same way a toddler might say "lello" instead of "yellow". They get more refined over time). Then she just is chatting away :)
She's a champion block stacker:
At 0:34 when I say "knock it over" I initially didn't know why she turned away from the table. Watching it again, I just realized that she turned to knock on the wooden hutch. If you rewatch it, you can see her starting at me, possibly thinking "Knock? I thought we were doing blocks. But, ok, I'll knock . . ."
She's such a clever little thing, I worry that others won't be able to see the wheels turning in her brain. Then she goes rogue and tries to hurl all of the blocks on the floor behind the table.
She might not know shapes or colors, but she knows the important things, like farm animals:
And she loves books. And cows. And books that have cows in them. And she does a big celebration when she finds the cow page in a book. (This video has a surprise ending).
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