Okay these two months have gone by so fast that it is now October 3rd and you will be three soon. Lets start with the month of August.
Your Grandma Sylvette came to visit but we hardly saw her because we were busy working on Nick’s food truck Uncle Gussy’s. You had various play dates with Riccardo our neighbor and I even let you stay with him and his family for about an hour. Yes the first time mom let you out of her site that was not with your dad. I have to say that in that time, I was able to cook, and do some stuff for Papa without interruptions. But all the while I was thinking about how you were getting along without me. Carmen, Riccardo’s mom, Roberta his aunt and uncle Angelo, said you did fine and behaved. This leads me to believe that you will be okay without mom someday.
We also spent two days with my friend Iris who came to visit from Connecticut. It was great to see her and her boys along with her niece. You spent the time in a pool of water that accumulated at the top of the sand because the ocean was very strong. Iris and I talked for hours like if we always saw each other. When you get older, make sure you find a friend as loyal and smart as Iris. She is really a grounded person despite all the things she is going through at the moment.
You’ve become fascinated with Disney movies and Tangled, the story about Rapunzel. You are talking so much in English and Spanish but more English. Your pronounciation is really good and Papa makes sure you respond in Spanish to him.
Your hitting has gotten better and as long as we remind you to use your words, you are okay. But every know and again when you don’t get something, we get frustrated and the Universe goes into a tailspin. But your dad is there to bring us both back from catastrophe.
In September the water’s were so much calmer than we remembered from last year that we were swimming lots of days. We started doing more arts and crafts and you are recognizing letters all over the place. We saw dolphins this month and in August you and I saw a stingray jump straight out of the water.
We are truly blessed with how much you are growing and learning. Your singing and dancing have not stopped and you master the iPad like a pro. You are hooked with clay and painting with brushes. I have tried to get you to use your hands again but you prefer the brushes. One day I caught you putting paint in the palette and you were getting ready to paint something. I told you you could not paint without my help and you cried all the way to Papa. You love mixing all types of colors and we are big on painting rocks and seashells.
Your lacing paper and beads is improving and I am trying to incorporate more natural materials in our work time. Cirene and Liz continue to find materials for us to use in our work. One thing you did at the end of the month that scared both mom and papa was that you put an allspice ball in your nose. It was the first time you had done anything like that and just before we were leaving to Aibonito to see Freddy your doctor, you sneezed the ball out.
You love skipping by the water and pretend you are drinking salt water. You also accompanied your dad and JuanGa on walks in September. You even held the leash while pop held JuanGa by his harness. You are also a smarty pants and answer back but we try to minimize those occurences. It doesn’t always work so we try different techniques with you. One thing that i do is give you a consecquence and once you see I am not backing down, you quickly say sorry. Dad on the other hand caves a little quicker than I do but he is also more patient with certain things that you do than I am.
You are into a routine of making sure you get our spoons and knives and forks for when we eat. Goodness forbid that we should get our own spoons you through a fit. So we try to remember not to get them. So many little details that you do make us laugh and make us nervous. You are a risk taker that is for sure just like your dad with certain things.
We noticed in late July into August that you were foregoing naps. Since you were getting up earlier, not napping, you started falling asleep earlier like 9 and not even asking for tete. This is only giving when you have not been feeling well like when you back moler started coming in August and you were screaming your head off one night until about 12 midnight even with tete and meds, it made you restless.
You also talk in your sleep. Sometimes you ask for rice, or you tell someone to stop. Sometimes you are a morning person and sometimes you are not. This year has gone by so fast, it seems like yesterday you were in my belly. Your laugh is infectious and we love to hear it. You are a little independent being and I know that the more the days go by, you won’t need me for many things. I am able to walk JuanGa without you crying so much. You will stay with your dad and watch videos on the iPad or watch a movie.
Liz bought you a mermaid costume and your dad pre-ordered the little mermaid movie. I can see it now, you wanting to put on the dress to imitate arial. You already do that with the pink dress from last year and Rapunzel. Your attention to detail is what really makes go wow. You imitate choreography quickly and we need to put you into something where you can hone in on that skill. Anyway this is it for now. Will write again at the end of the month to share how Halloween went. Love you lots. Mom