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Friday, August 15, 2008

Dance Machine

I have been remiss about taking and posting video lately, so this post includes four of them! Dancing and talking are her latest fascinations, so that's what these videos include. She is not walking yet as her focus seems more on talking. As you all know, she is certainly one to make her opinion heard! Although the pronunciations are not perfect, she has recently added 'kids,' 'pig,' 'juice,' and 'dancing' to her vocabulary.

Lately, Mairead has been showing us her love of music by dancing every time she hears any kind of music. Commercials, tv theme songs, the SportsCenter opening (she hears that one a lot), it doesn't matter, she loves music! I have been trying to get some video, but usually she just wants to grab the camera. This time, though, I did get some of her 'moves.'

I think she is working on the word 'dancing,' so that is what you might hear when she is talking. Also, she sometimes tries to sing along.

Mairead loves to watch other kids, be they in real life or on tv, so she has been saying the word 'kids' this week. In the first video, she says it pretty clearly (well, clearly for a 1 year old), and in the second, she says it again, and then waves to them. She is just so cute! Of course, I am biased...

Monday, August 11, 2008

New Trick

Some days, I think our little girl might be too smart for our own good. One of her favorite things to do is to take all of the books off of the bookcase. Usually, this activity is limited to the first shelf. However, recently, we watched her push a box over toward the bookcase, and we wondered, where is she going with that? Well, it turns out that she pushed it over to the bookcase and then stood on top of it in hopes of reaching a higher shelf. She did it again the next day, this time using a big book that she knocked off another shelf. She's definitely a girl who figures out how to get what she wants!