This month Daniela was steadily progressing with her walking. Not only was she walking forward, but she was also walking backwards and sideways. With blankets over her head, bouncing into walls, and falling backwards.
Her vocabulary has extended to say body parts such as nariz, dedos, toto, she is pointing to her tetas.
She loves to say Toy for the Toy Story app on her Pad which is what she calls the iPad.
We made her an alphabet board and she loves mimicking my hand motions and tryint to say her alphabet in her baby talk.
She will sit and read books in her room, on her rug, or floor.
Lately she has a fascination with Agua which is the word for water. I started letting her play with little buckets of water after I found her sitting in the dog bowl a few times and telling her not to do that. Why fight a losing battle when she is going to continue to do it?
So we put on her protective bathing suit, fill up her buckets with water and let her play.
We have also planted coriander with her and she loves the smell of basil. We have done some arts and crafts projects with her for Raul’s birthday which can be seen on Papaheroes.com Here is the link http://papaheroes.com/category/art/.
Overall we continue to encourage the use of both languages, we put books in front of her all the time, we paint with her twice a week or more, we are letting her explore outside in our mini-garden, and she dances all the time.
She ran down her first hill and wiped out when we went to El Morro at the end of the month.
It is harder work running up and down the stairs after her, telling her not climb up and down the little furniture we have.
She has had a split lip, bruised cheek all because she was walking too fast or playing. When she split her lip bad on this little chest where her toys are in the living room, we thought we were going to have to go to the hospital. Luckily Freddy the Doctor came and said she was okay. A few days later she was pushing her bumpo in the office and fell forward and bruised her cheek.
It definately is trying to see them bruised, scrapped and hurt. Raul is definately more patient than I am with these things and springs into action quicker.
I am tired most days from making sure she isn’t getting into something. But when she is tired and asleep, I have to remind myself that I was not the most calmest baby or toddler and I am sure I gave my parents a run for their money too.