Maia in June

by Chrissie Wainright on July 16th, 2016
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Maia in June!

 

Maia has discovered the fun of the Little Computer, or ipad.  She is completely addicted.  She mostly plays Super Why letter games, and the Endless Alphabet game.  The added bonus of that is she says and recognizes words like Scrumptious, which is pretty much adorable.  She is still very letter focused.  She can list multiple words for each letter, and she’s even starting to take words and identify their starting letter, which I hadn’t even started asking her, she just started doing it.  =)  She has played a little cookie doodle… but all her cookies are letter shaped so it’s basically just another way to feed her letter fixation.

 

She has a big girl bed now, and even seems to sleep in it!  It’s so nice to not hit her with the door when I go in to check on her in the mornings =)  She sleeps on a pillow and with covers even!  Too cute =)  It makes it a challenge on Eric though, as he is tasked with checking to see if she stripped off her diaper in the night, and now he has to use all his ninja skills to figure that out without waking her.  Her bedtime routine with Daddy involves snuggling in the bed and hearing songs.  She usually fusses some still after he leaves, turning on her light and crying by the door (for better acoustics).  But when she’s ready to sleep she turns off her own light, gets in bed and pulls up her covers.  The other night I was doing her bedtime routine, and after I sang Twinkle I started reciting Pete the Cat and his White Shoes from memory.  She LOVED it.  She totally rocked out to all the songs (so probably not the best bedtime story choice).  And anytime I stopped she would supply the next lines of the story, so I got to hear her say things like “GROOVY” and “It’s Aaaallll Good.”  Oh, and “Rock and Roll!”  it’s too cute.  We may be having a Pete the Cat birthday this year =)

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She loves music class and the library.  She runs to the car with no hesitation if those are our destinations =)  We also signed Maia and DZ up for gymnastics classes… which she doesn’t seem to like as much.  Mostly she doesn’t want to get dressed and get in the car to go… I think she has fun there so maybe she will resist getting ready less now that she knows what it is.  They have a foam letter puzzle mat that she has to explore, which means she doesn’t really listen to the teacher.  And she could care less about stretching.  The first lesson though she LOVED jumping in the marshmallow pit!  And she enjoys the trampoline a little and she tried the balance beam today.  So we will see.

She especially loves music class when Serenity joins us after piano lessons!

She especially loves music class when Serenity joins us after piano lessons!

She loves her brother!

She loves her brother!

She really likes going to the library now, and even sits and reads herself books =)

She really likes going to the library now, and even sits and reads herself books =)

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Her favorite part of gymnastics class =)

Her favorite part of gymnastics class =)

Maia loves the pool =)  She loves riding around on Daddy’s back while swimming, and she loves playing on the steps, and the ladder.  She rides around in the little mesh blow up chair we have.  Her favorite pool toys are the eggs Ann and John got her.  They have little turtles inside, and she loves seeing what’s inside when she gets the egg!  It’s adorable, and actually all the kids in the neighborhood love playing with them too, so they are very popular =)

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