Instead of calling everything "Cheerios" I now call everything "toy."
I like to help turn on the light in the hallway on the way up the stairs to our apartment.
I am learning to say "tee" (tree) and I point to the different trees when we are walking and like to touch them and pick the different kinds of leaves.
We discovered a group of moms, babysitters and kids my age that hang out at the park during the time between my two naps, so we spend a lot of mornings there.
On Tuesday before Gymboree we went to a music class called Toddler Tango. I was one of the youngest kids (and the only non-walker). I was distracted by the Gymboree equipment and didn't participate too much. But when we sang a song about eggs and I was shaking two shaker eggs, I got lost in the rhythm and took six or seven steps! The next morning we went to another music class and during the shaker egg song I took another six or seven steps! I sure love my music.
Mommy is very happy that I have such good eyesight. I can see a dog or cat a mile away (No, not literally.) She used to say "no, there's no dog" but now she has learned to just look harder because I'm usually right. I can even see them when they're camouflaged or when it's dark outside. I sometimes still call cats "dogs" but I'm learning to call them "ta." A hat is also "ta" but when I mean hat I pat my head. That's the sign for hat - and nobody even taught it to me, I figured it out myself.
While the sign for hat is pretty intuitive, Mommy was really surprised when I said "Dada" and did the sign for "Daddy" during my bath last night. That is not an intuitive sign and no one taught it to me either! (Mommy claims it was just a coincidence.)
Once I learned to sign "bath" Mommy and Daddy pretty much stopped using the sign anymore because they didn't think it was very useful. But this week I have started to sign "bath" in the tub, when I'm getting ready for my bath, and sometimes when I pass the bathroom. It's been months since my parents uased the sign but I remember it!
I love the bath so much that I now refuse to get out of it. I could play i the tub forever! Even when I sign "all done," if Mommy tries to pick me up I scream and push her away. Eventually she wins, though, because she's bigger and stronger than me (for now).
Mommy tried twice to get me to take an early morning nap so I wouldn't be tired during swimming. But it's not my fault they scheduled class for the exact same time as nap time! A few minutes before it was time to leave for swimming this morning I signed "bed." So we left early and played together in the pool for a little while before class started.
During the walking/crawling activities I played a new game called "I'm going to just sit here and see if you can make me participate." I won.
Mommy was disappointed that we didn't do the blowing bubbles song today because she wanted Yael to see that I know how to blow bubbles. But Yael noticed me exhaling when I was swimming under water, which is the point of learning to blow bubbles anyway!