Yep once again I missed a monthversary, even worse, the last time your dad or I took a picture of you is ages ago.. Who would a thought the novelty of having a child would wear off so quickly.. Grand parents are not happy since they love seeing pictures of you. The thing is Lani, you are so much fun to hang out with that I’d rather spend the time interacting with you than taking pictures.
Miss Lani, you have grown up so much over the past weeks!! You understand heaps, when we ask you to do stuff you just do it. And to top it all off, you are sleeping till 6.30 AM!!!! There are words: Bubbles, Bye bye, truck, daddy, duck and dog and maybe some more but your pronunciation is not always very clear. It is just lovely to hear you chat away. You like taking my hand and showing me things. You will grab a book and crawl into my lap so we can read it together. You like to go on walks in the morning to look at the trains and the diggers outside of our house.
You have discovered the joys of the ipad and some silly app we downloaded called Talking Tom and his girlfriend Angela. We are trying to limit your access but sometimes it is easier to just give in, plus it is amazing to see how quickly you figured out how to unlock the ipad and find the app you want. You ask for a song by sticking your hands in the air, like twinkle twinkle little star. You do yoga poses and clap your hands when you finish. We found you a little truck that you can sit on and push and you love it.
I am amazed at your ability to communicate by using signs and pointing at things. You are extremely stubborn and strong willed, which is both admirable and frustrating at the same time. You know exactly what you want and have already started to cry when we dont give in (see ipad story above).
I dropped you off to school for the first time in months, something your dad normally does. And it was so great to see you so excited. As soon as the front door opened you ran inside to your room and to the back to play with toys. It is nice to know that you fit right in and are happy to be there.
You have become friends with our neighbour Angus, and you and he actually get along pretty well. There is still some pushing and sharing can be a problem, but in general you are very happy to see him.
As for milestones, your walk has turned into a run and I am hoping that pretty soon there will be an explosion of words, MUM being the next!
All my love always,