Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Lillian Grace: 38 Months




 
 
 
Thirty-Eight Months
"You were the first ... You were the first to sleep in the basket with the yellow ribbon wound round.  You were the first to cry.  The first to smile.  You were the first to lift your head, to look at the trees and the flowers and the sky.
~You Were The First By Patricia MacLachlan


Weight:   28 lbs

Height:   37”

Wearing: 2T-3T,  Size 6.5 Shoe

Motor Milestones: Weekly gymnastics classes are not enough for Bug, she wants to practice all the time.  Any curb, giant red ball (at target), stone wall or couch is a place for Lilly to test her skills.  She absolutely loves to balance and roll and turn and dip.  It has been a lot of fun to see her confidently try new skills and test her boundaries.  We are so lucky that we have so many options around the area to let her explore movement .. between swimming lessons, gymnastics, gymboree music and sensory story time, she is a happy little girl.  Although, it is not a milestone, Lillian is so attentive to little cousin Emma, she is quick to fetch a binky or blankie and doesn't hesitate to quiet her by reassuring Emma ... "Don't cry, I'm right here."

Language Milestones: Hot Dog, yup that was the sign that she read at the Ice Cream store the other day.  At first when she said, "Momma, I think they have Hot Dogs here."  I expected to look around and see a picture of a hot dog, but all I saw was a giant sign "Hot Dog."  She has been able to find letters for some time now, but it looks like she might be moving on to sight words, not sure that hot and dog are at the top of the list, but we will take it. 

Highlights:
·        Took her FIRST camping trip to the Ludington/Mears area
·        Started "summer" gymnastics classes
·        Welcomed baby cousin Emma into the family
·         Spent hours on her playground and in the garden

Favorites: Learning about new babies, helping cousin Emma, spending time in the garden as my helper, playing on her playground, going on adventures in the car, singing and dancing and dressing up.

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