Sunday, September 16, 2012
Some of the things that Lola has been on include colors, shapes, painting, puppets, and her favorite "Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes". We get to practice that at home and Lola likes to "Go FAST".
This summer, we started a dance class. Lola loves it! She is so excited to go every week. We had a bit of a rough patch with dance class too. Daddy came to visit and watch her second class. Lola did not have on her "Listening ears" that class and was asked to go sit in the lobby with us. She didn't like that very much and started to throw a fit. When that happened, we, of course, removed her immediately! She cried for probably an hour. Worst. Fit. Ever. But let me tell you, we've had our ears turned on EVER SINCE. We see improvement every week. She gets better and better!
We are so excited that Lola is growing up and doing well. She is such a blessing and so much fun! She is GROWING UP SO FAST!
Posted by Victoria Sherrard at 10:36 PM
Monday, April 16, 2012
We have started speech with Lola. It's been almost a month since that started. We are making some fairly good strides with that, but will be sad to lose some of the phrases that she says that we've come to love. Here are a list of some of my favorites and their translations:
pokin -- pumpkin
hongee -- hungry
hold you -- pick me up (hold me)
canee -- candy
save you -- help! daddy is trying to put me to bed!
milamade -- lemonade
I likee more -- I don't like that (complete with a hand wave)
I love more -- I love you more (awwww!)
These are some of our favorites. She also has some phrases that she says just fine, but we are told she says them, not because she knows the individual words, but they are sayings she's picked up:
whatcha doin in there?
what's that noise?
blanket's in the car. (or chuchu, or sippy, etc. etc. etc)
Our speech therapist, Shannon, is coming every Monday morning to work with Lola. She has some toys that she brings out to get Lola to do what she wants her to do. She has a potato head family that is Lola's favorite. In order to get a part of the potato head, she has to say "I want . . ." and say it correctly, in order to get the piece. Lola talks about the potato heads all week long. Shannon also has her blow whistles and various objects that she blows in. She likes those too. They are trying to strengthen her mouth muscles.
We're pretty sure pokin and hongee are going to stay around a while, even when Lola can say them right!
Posted by Victoria Sherrard at 10:15 PM