- Sun, Jun 12, 2011 /
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We have a ONE year old on our hands. How time flies, Leah! You add such joy to our lives. We had a fun time celebrating in Crookston. Leah was like most one year olds and didn’t care about the presents. She did, however, like the frosting on the cake. We were able to catch a visit with Great Grandma and Grandpa Perreault the next day, too. They happened to be in town for a party, so we met for lunch at RBJ’s.
Leah is a full blown table food eater. We’re still just letting her eat finger foods and she does really well. She isn’t too picky, but sometimes she won’t be hungry. She loves American cheese slices. I think she will turn into a little mouse if we let her have as much as she wants. Some of her other favorites are hamburger hot dish, spaghetti, grilled cheese, hot dogs, cereal, bread, noodles, bananas, pears, and pineapples. She also likes to drink out of a sippy cup. She used to spit it all out and make a mess (for fun), but she is pretty good at drinking it now after she found out I would take away her cup if she spit it out. She will also say “uh” after dropping something (meaning uh oh.) She waves her hands if she wants more and will also point at things she wants now. She will still bring out her diva squealing – so if she isn’t happy about something, you know it.
Leah is oh so close to walking. She will use anything as a crutch now to stay on her feet and move around. She is very occupied by her new ride on/push toy as it get her where she wants to go. Just these last couple of days she has gotten to be more of an explorer in the playroom. She’s all over the place checking everything out. She likes to get in Andrew’s way now, too. He’s not too sure about that, but he does like a playmate. He quickly forgets that she is still little and gets a tad too wild and rough around her. It’s hard to tame an energetic preschooler.
Speaking of preschool, Andrew is doing well at his new school. He’s got one week in the books. After the first day, the teachers were amazed how quickly he adapted. They said it was like he wasn’t even the “new kid” on his first day. He joined right in. The toughest part was going potty as the toilets are a little bit bigger than he’s used to. Aim is important when you’re a boy, especially when you’re trying to balance. His class has all three year olds or soon to be three year olds and there are lots of boys in the class, so he loves that. They will often have outside time with the 4 year olds, too and he keeps right up with them playing all of the different sports and games. He has started “teasing” more at home and I think that’s related to being a preschooler. He is getting better at some of his self-help skills, too. He is independent on getting dressed (except for harder things like buttons, tying his shoes and starting the zipper, etc.), going potty, and washing his hands.