Saturday, November 7, 2009

MILK to go please!

If Nayeli wants something she will point at it for us to get for her. Or she will point at it to just because it grabs her attention. She has become independent while she is playing sometimes she ignores me. When she wants me to participate she lets me know. Her new fascniation is putting things in and out of containers and getting stuff out of cabinets and drawers. Now if I can only teach her to put it back. I can watch for a while when she takes a tupperware container and puts one of her small toys in and out for a while. It's fun to watch her do this because she is learning. If I close the container with her toy in it and she can't get it open, she gets upset and throws it to the side and yells. I bring the toy back and try to teach her to open it with me. She gets so excited and grabs the toy to try to do it herself.

I have always played the game, "where is the ball, book and teddy," with Nayeli. She didn't respond until earlier this week. I asked Nayeli, "where is your ball?" She grabbed it and showed it to me. I praised her. Then, I asked her, "where is your book?" She grabbed it and I praised her. I then asked her, "where is your teddy?" She grabbed her teddy and hugged it, and I praised her again. I tried this game again later and she didn't respond. I will try to get it on video when she does it again. We were on a role and I didn't have time to get it on video.

My belly button makes Nayeli giggle. Everytime she lifts my shirt up and touches my belly button I make a funny sound. She laughs and it's so funny. She is trying to do it to Shane and he does the funny sounds too.

Earlier this week Nayeli got up in a standing postion by holding her high chair. She was so happy she did it. She held on to the top of the high chair and then, out of nowhere, she freaked out. She didn't want to let go. I helped her let go and she was so happy to be crawling afer that. Nayeli loves doggie toys! We are planning on getting Nayeli her own lounge chair. She loves to sit on her bombo chair. Last night at dinner Nayeli wanted more crackers. She was getting frustrated that she didn't have anymore on her tray. I asked her in baby sign language if she wanted more crackers. She responded by doing the baby sign for more. I praised her and I gave her more crackers and she was so happy. She was clapping and doing the baby sign for more at the same time. As soon as her tray was empty again she did the baby sign for more. What a smart girl! I truly believe in the baby sign language. I hope it helps when she gets frustrated and she is trying to tell me something. Lately, she has developed a fascination in her nostrils. Daddy asks her to stop and warns her about the nail biting snail inside of her nose. She smiles, and immediately puts her finger back into her nose. She also likes to put her fingers in her ears. We are starting to realize how hard it is to correct bad habits. At this point, we know it is just a new discovery and we hope she grows out of it. We can just see her out at a restaurant knuckle deep in her nostrils! That will be a real crowd pleaser!

We seriously need a toy bin!Nayeli and her buddies! She is so gentle with Molly. We were out doing errands today. Nayeli started to get fussy because it was close to lunch. I didn't have her food with me and we were 5 minutes away from home. I decided to BF while she was in the car seat. I leaned over and guess what? She BF from me while we were driving. It was a funny sight to see. I was leaned over in a weird position while she is eating. I am glad Shane didn't have a video camera or the digital camera because he wanted to capture the moment so badly. I am sure we got some stares from passerbys.


Amber said...

She is getting so big! I know Carter might already have dibs but if your looking for a future husband for Nayeli I might know the perfect little man ;-)


Kate said...

Great pictures!! :) I love the bumbo video!! It's fantastic!! Don't you just love that she has her own little personality now? :)

ps- we are STILL waiting for K to get H1N1 vaccinated! How ridiculous is that?!

Alex, Ingrid & Alina Houchin said...

Doesn't she just look fantastic! I cannot believe it how much she's the pictures where she pulls herself up. Ah, please don't talk about toy storage..we've been invaded by little bits for little people :0).
Hugs from the UK.