Our busy little monkey is getting closer to walking all the time, although she has to be SURE she can do something before she tries. I am learning this more and more about her personality, which is funny because both mine and Tom's parents said the same things about us as kids. I was extremely shy and self conscious as a child and Tom was cautious and a bit stubborn... some qualities we are learning might show up in Nora!
She will walk holding onto just one of our hands until she realizes it and then stops dead in her tracks screeching for the other hand. She is happy if we give it to her, and if not, she sits down. She does the same thing with her stroller walker. She will happily push it on her own with us near by until she realizes no one is helping and then she refuses to touch the thing!
However, she is pulling up and cruising on furniture like a maniac! She can even pull up to Nana's full sized piano, stand on her tippy toes and play a few keys!
She has also figured out the word "funny" and whenever anyone says it, she laughs with this fake little laugh. I'll be talking on the phone and telling someone "It was so funny when..." and then I look over and she is laughing. Or anytime I say to her "is that funny?!" she will do it.
|First time colouring!|
She loves to "help" me in any way and she knows the words "help Mommy"-- when I say "come help Mommy," she scoots right over and waits for her instructions. She pretends to dump soap out of the bottle in the bath and then rubs herself as if she is washing. I give her a little bit of lotion after her bath and say "help rub it in!" and she rubs her hands all over her tummy and arms.
She has started one thing that is kind of frustrating, but probably more so for her. I know it is due to the fact that she wants to communicate so much more than she has the language for-- whenever she wants something or is trying to tell me something, she screeches at the top of her lungs repeatedly over and over! If I am the least bit impatient, or in the middle of something it can be annoying! But then I think about how annoying it is for her to want to tell me something and not be able to!
We went on a little whirlwind trip to my cousin's wedding in Saskatoon this weekend. Mr. Tweeds couldn't make it due to work, but Mama Tweedle, Nana Tweedle and Nora and I had a visit with some of our cousins and enjoyed a lovely wedding, too! As usual, Nora was a great little traveller and entertained the whole airport with her scooting!