Somehow LO has become an absolute girlie girl. She loves purses, makeup, and jewelry. The other day she was playing with my mom’s makeup bag and when she found the lipstick, she opened her mouth as if to show her that she wanted it on her lips.
This week I found pasta that resembled pony beads. I cooked up some spaghetti and threaded some bracelets with her. I put the “beads” on for her and she wore the jewelry and ate it all. I think next time I will dye the beads for her too.
First week of summer was a success! Tons of teachable moments… and I found out that LO does NOT like clowns. On Sunday, DH and I took LO to see the huge fish tank in one of the outdoor stores. She loved it! She spent most of her time trying to talk to the fish. On Monday, we spent a lot of time at home. We made “ice boats” using this link from Pinterest. They came out really cute, but they melted really quickly being in the water table outside. Next time, I’ll have to use them indoors (maybe in a long pan or something we can actually race them in).
On Tuesday, we went to the park and went running. Well, actually, I went running and LO “strolled” in the jogging stroller. I think that her way is the way to do it. Every time she saw the ducks, she started jumping up and down in the stroller and saying “duh, duh, duh, duh”. Then we went to a Mommy and Me type event and they had a clown. LO seemed fine while we were sitting there until the clown came in. She cried and wouldn’t eat or drink until we were out of sight of the clown. Hopefully next week’s group won’t include a clown. LO also had her first haircut. She cried through most of it, but was happy as a clam afterward.
On Wednesday, we took a walk through the gardens and museum nearby. They had a pond with fish and turtles and LO spent a long time talking to them in the pond. I think she really loves animals, especially birds and fish.
Today, we went running again and met up with some of my friends from the school I used to work at. We used a muffin tin and some small spoons and LO scooped rice krispies and cheerios into each cup. She loved it!
Tomorrow, we will meet up with my brother and go to LO’s gym class. Then we will probably head to the park and feed the ducks. It’s been a fun filled week and there’s only going to be more to come.
We have been working on sharing this week and being “nice”. Our dog is very appreciative of this since she is very often on the receiving end of both the sharing and the “nice”.
I think LO is super close to walking. Keep checking back for that update too!
Check back soon for some pictures.