Saturday, February 20, 2010

Ella update

It seems like it has been a while since I posted what's new with Ella lately. As she approaches the 3 1/2 mark, our little girl has learned so much. She is fascinated with word, numbers, letters and spelling. She recently learned to write her name and she is learning how to write all of the letters of the alphabet. Ella can also recognize any letters of the alphabet in any order and she does a great job telling me what letter words start with. When we are in the car, we like to play the game "What word starts with the letter...".

We are so shocked by her memory sometimes. She will remind me about a time 3 months ago when I brought a cupcake home from work for her, but she had to eat her carrots at dinner in order to have dessert!

Potty training is officially done, and we couldn't be more relieved. It took a solid eight months, and one day it just clicked. We no longer have pull ups in the house either, she can nap and sleep at night time in her big girl panties. There have been two potty accidents in the middle of the night in about six weeks, but we are overall very successful and so proud of her.

Ella got her monthly progress report from the preschool room. She has mastered many of the skills from the preschool I room and they will begin working on the skills typically taught in the preschool II room over the summer. She tends to have a hard time sitting still at circle time on occasion and is still working on listening, but they love having her in their class.

Ella does so well playing with Taylor and sharing with her. I look forward to their bond getting stronger and stronger over the next few years. Ella likes to ask Taylor questions and then answer for her. Typically it goes something like this "Baby Taylor, you like noodles? Yes? Baby Taylor say she likes noodles."

There are a few things that Ella does that I don't want to correct just yet because they are so darn cute. When she wants her hair in a braid, she calls it a brave. She also says cupcapes instead of cupcake. Papa likes to teach her the correct way to say it, I like how she says it :)

1 comment:

oma said...

so good to see all the good news. I really enjoyed reading about all the recent accomplishments. Love to all,OMA