Wednesday, October 17, 2007

My little thinker

Summer is really into figuring things out right now.  She has figured out how to open doors...even the door to the balcony from the outside which is higher than inside....MUST LOCK DOORS NOW!!!  She also likes to buckle things.  Such as my camera bag, her stroller lap belt, highchair buckles -- pretty much anything that buckles or snaps into place.  She can buckle them, but she can't unbuckle them yet.  We are working on that, but she will need a little more strength to get some of them unbuckled.  It is not unusual to walk up on her trying to buckle or unbuckle any of these things.  She is very curious as to how things work and does a pretty good job of figuring things out.

She knows where the tissues are kept and loves to take them out one at a time and then shred/spread them on the living room floor...LOL.  Oh yeah, and I have a garbage full of toilet paper too from where she keeps getting a roll out and then "rolls" my house.  Too bad there are no trees in our condo! 

I have found her on two separate occasions with ink on her belly.  Yes, my girl's an artist!  I'm just glad she hasn't started on the walls yet.  She will scribble on any piece of paper she can get her hands on.  Oh, and let's not forget books.  Oh yeah, and CARPET!!!  Luckily it does not show up on our carpet.  :) 

She really gets into everything.  But, lucky me, she is also a happy and good spirited little girl (yes, LITTLE GIRL) when she is not testing me.  I have noticed the past few days she has started to test me to see if I really mean what I say.  And I am proud to say, that I am sticking to my word.  I did put her down for a nap the other day when she spilled all her ponytail holders out on the floor a second time and would not pick them up.  I told her to pick them up and even tried to help her, but she didn't believe me.  Hopefully, she will learn to obey sooner than later.  I know she is not even 1 1/2 yet, but she does understand what I say.  That I am sure of. 

She knows how to throw things in the garbage and obeys most simple commands.  She knows what ice cream is - of course.  It is funny to see her reactions when you tell her or ask her something.  It is easy to see if she means Yes or No.  I am still reinforcing the "Yes Ma'am" and "No Ma'am" and she tries to say them.  She did learn the word no about a week and a half ago.  She has not used it repeatedly yet though so I am still feeling good about that. 

She really is a good girl.  And I love her so much.  I don't know what I would do without her in my life.  She is truly a source of happiness that I treasure every day.

1 comment:

vssunnyad said...

Aww..sweet Summer! ;)
And Sloan thinks tearing tissue is the funniest thing EVER! LOL