Monthly Archives: October 2011

Signing Babies

Back at the end of September, we enrolled you in a mommy and me baby sign language class. We thought it would be a great way for you to get used to being with other kids your age and also provide Mommy an outlet to meet other mommies in the area. The class was put on by Kindermusik at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center here in town and teaches sign language through music. Here is a picture of you in your car seat as we were just about to leave for your first day of baby class. You were surprisingly wide awake. Class started at 9:30 in the morning and lasted until 10:15.

Your teacher’s name was Miss Lisa. When class first started, you were quite content to just sit back and watch the other children crawl/run about the room playing with toys, as you were the youngest of the 4 kids and was the only girl and had not yet mastered the fine art of crawling just quite yet. Your favorite songs that we sang and signed were Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and The Itsy Bitsy Spider. Miss Lisa always brought a lot of fun toys for us to play with and learn from. You usually picked one toy out the pile and held onto it the entire class. During our last 2 class sessions, Miss Lisa brought a large short storage container filled with a water and lots of water animal toys such as frogs, turtles, fish, and ducks. I think is where you finally learned that splashing in the water is a lot of fun, which has now made bath time a whole new experience! A week or so ago, Mommy got so excited when you tried to sign milk for the first time. It was so funny to watch you do it. You could just see the wheels turning, and you had such a determined look on your face. On the last day of class Miss Lisa said that she couldn’t believe how observant you were during class. You are definitely your Daddy’s little girl!

You are now a seasoned crawler and are pulling yourself up to things. I think walking is just around the corner! In the last couple of days you have also mastered the pick-up game. You love to drop things on the floor and have Mommy and Daddy pick them up. The one thing you are still missing is teeth. We are patiently awaiting the arrival of your first chompers!