Everyday Autumn and Weston surprise me. I love my kids. Weston is now sleeping 10 hours a night. He is coo-ing and so smiley. He is happy all the time. It's nice having him around. If I am getting on to Autumn for something I just have to look at him and it instantly calms me down.
Autumn has 2 more teeth coming in, which could be attributing to her grumpiness. But the past week it has been better. Also, Autumn has been able to sing parts of the alphabet for the last 6 months, but the last two weeks she is recognizing the letters. It's so fun to sit with her and do flashcards and see how excited she gets when she can say the letter before me. Or when she is playing with her bath foam letters. She likes to put them on the wall of the tub and say the letter. So far she can recognize and say A, B, E, F, G, I, M, O, S, and T. And she can sing pretty much the whole alphabet wih you. I was talking to my friend about how surprised I am with Autumn, because I hadn't practiced letter recognition with her for 6 months, and then I bought her the foam letters for the bath and when she was playing with them out of no where she was saying which letter they were...and she said that Autumn is going to give her future Kindergarten teacher a run for her money. Autumn will most likely need to be challenged. My friend would know, she taught Kindergarten last year, and 1st grade this year. She said many kids she taught last year didn't know any letters...so Autumn already has a 3 year start on some! It makes me sad that in my laziness I didn't continue to do flash cards with her, in the 6 months we missed she could have learned alot more. She can count to six, unless she is watching a specific Elmo video, then she will count to 15 with him, and it's completely understandable. But with me she will only count to 6. I am starting to work on colors, and once we get those down I will move to shapes. I want to continue to challenge her and encourage her to keep learning. Learning was never fun for me, but Autumn seems to get excited about everything I try and teach her...it may just be that one on one time she really loves...but I want to be smart about how I use that time with her.