Friday, August 22, 2008

What is Eliana up to?

Our little cutie pie is a busy, busy girl!  She continues to delight all of us!  I don't know that I can say often enough what an incredible delight she is to our family!  I'm so very thankful that God chose to bless us with Eliana!

Eliana is enjoying exploring.  She is able to find more to get into as she has learned to walk and climb.  There are many more things in her field of vision - and grasp!  She loves to copy, which is really quite fun!  She likes to try to open the door - standing on her little tippy toes.  Thankfully she isn't even close to being able to turn the knob.  I'm not looking forward to mastery of that skill!

She is walking more and more!  She is once again "on the scale" developmentally for her age in terms of physical development.  I know that this has little to do with me and am thankful for all that she has been able to learn.  I'm thankful for a great group of therapists working with her as well.

Part of her exploring has been making new messes. 

 She is also signing more and more!  She is adding more and more each week.  We have been watching Baby Signing Times - and she LOVES it.  She has learned to ask for it by signing baby.  She cries/whimpers when it is over too.  It is neat to see her trying to imitate the signs as she is watching them.

Here are some of the signs that she knows.

*More               *Milk                 *Eat                      *All Done

*Music            *Baby               *Shoes                 *Head

*Knees           *Toes               *Ball                     *Sleep

*Diaper          *Mommy           *Daddy                *Please

She also likes to sign to songs.  I think that music is going to be a great avenue for teaching Eliana.  She likes signing to "Twinkle Twinkle", "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes", "Itsy Bitsy Spider", "Pat-a-cake" , "If You're Happy and you Know it" and "B-I-N-G-O"

 One more cute picture.