Friday, July 20, 2012

Our little helper

Been a long time since I blogged...I have been lazy.

Ava is currently in the wanting to help phase.  She wants to help mommy and daddy do everything.  She wants to help me with the laundry.  She will pull something out of the dryer and then hand it to me to be hung up.  She puts things in the trash if you ask, and she wants to put her dirty diapers in the pail after we change her.  She also likes that she then gets to put hand sanitizer on her hands, she likes doing that too.  She is such a big helper.  You can also get her to clean up, sort of, she pulls everything back out like two seconds later.

She also has started thinking it is hilarious to put her forehead to yours.  She even does it to the cat :)

She now often at least tries to repeat something if you say it to her.  For instance, if you say "say pink" she may repeat everything but the 'k'.  She is coming out with new words all the time, and using the words she already knows even more appropriately.  It is amazing how fast she is growing and changing right now.  She also is obsessed with babies.  If she sees a baby on tv she will point and start jabbering, and loves to see other peoples babies (she can be a little rough though so we are trying to learn to be gentle).

She still would prefer to be outside, but it has been so hot lately that those times outside have been few and far between.  Hopefully next week will be a little cooler and we can get out more.

Hopefully this gives you a little Ava fix.

Monday, July 2, 2012

15 Months - words I am saying!

Since Ava just turned 15 months old and seems to be saying more words everyday, I thought it would be a good idea to make a list of what words she is saying now, and then again maybe in 3 months.

Words she says:
Cat/Kitty (although usually cat)
Yes (although usually it is No)
Dog (although usually even the dogs are cats)
She tells us she is hungry by saying "mmmm" it is really cute!

She has even said "mama down" once.  And, I think she may have called my friends son Ben a couple times and his name is Benjamin, so that is pretty good.

Can't think of anything else at the moment so maybe I will add more later if I think of them.  Problem with Ava is she doesn't perform, she says something when it is appropriate, but if you say "Ava can you say..." she won't do it.  She has started mimicking actions and that is super cute.  She will pretend to brush her teeth with her toothbrush, or her hair with my hairbrush, or she will take my contact case and pretend to open it and put her contact in her eye.

She knows where her belly button is, where her eyes are, ears are, head is, and toes are.

I guess that is it for now.