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  • Every time she walks by the fridge, she sees the letter magnets and exclaims “Look at all these letters!”  Every time.
  • When she was being very careful with something this morning, she said “I’m carefulling.”
  • She called the antennae on a stuffed caterpillar “pony tails.”
  • She introduced me to all of her preschool classmates by name. She finished by announcing “And this is Mama!”
  • At a funeral this week, we were standing for a prayer.  When my husband and I clasped hands, Ladybug stuck her little hand between ours.
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Preschool Girl

Ladybug started preschool today!

I can’t describe how excited she was well enough to do it justice.  Suffice it to say, she was eager to go and not at all upset when we left.  She seemed to be happy to see us when we picked her up, and her teacher had nothing but positive things to say.  Best of all, Ladybug fell asleep almost immediately at bedtime.  That so rarely happens……

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Ladybug Games

Ladybug has discovered some new activities recently.   She had mostly been ignoring her dolls until the last month or so when she realized all the different things she can pretend with them.  Now her dolls dance, clap, nap, and even need their diapers changed.  I am excited about getting her some doll acessories to enhance her imaginative play.  A stroller, furniture, and whatnot. I think she would love it.

Her latest love, though, is scribbling.  Crayons, pens, pencils.  Loves them all.  We went to IKEA the other day, and I saw this easel that I would love to get her:

Here is a picture of her engaged in her favorite activities (scribbling and standing on a chair at the table) while wearing her tutu:

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Talking Away

This morning I got my regular “Your toddler this week” email, and it mentioned sentences.  Funny how those emails always seem to be exactly on track with what Ladybug is up to.

The last few months have been word explosion around here, which I may have mentioned before.  She has a ridiculous number of clearly understandable words and even more that seem to mean something that we haven’t figured out yet.  But in the past couple of weeks, she has started putting words together to make little sentences.

“Go get”

“Your turn”

“Where’s/There’s Papa/Mama”

et cetera.

We are so proud!  🙂

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