Sunday, May 9, 2010

Busy little bee

I am starting to get behind on the many things I need to post, but here is something that has us buzzing lately.

A couple weeks ago (4-26-10) we met Judy from the Juniper Gardens Children's Project, which is a research and intervention program that is part of the University of Kansas. They are currently working on a project which involves examining evidence-based strategies that promote communication and literacy development in young children. Click
here for more info.

We decided to enroll Kylie in the project, as it will help them with their research and give more opportunity in helping Kylie to further develop her language skills.

Anyhow, once we finished meeting with Judy, she told Kylie she was leaving. We told Kylie to tell her bye bye, and this is typically when Kylie will just wave goodbye. Not so much of that this time...she said bah-bah....her version of bye-bye. Yay for Kylie!

This is a pic of Kylie at an open gym that was held for kids that receive services through the early intervention program we have out here. She had a blast!

Just last Monday (5-3-10) we were on our way home from CM after meeting with the developmental pediatrician (look for a future post for that info...I'm waiting for the official report before I post anything.)

Anyhow, on the drive home we hear Kylie saying what we thought was hi....something she tends to do as she waves to people and just about anything she sees while we are in the car. She just kept saying it over and over, so I looked back and she had her doll and she was pointing to the doll's eye...she was saying eye. Then she immediately pointed to her own eye and said eye again. Be on the lookout for Kylie, she likes to poke you in the eye when she shows you that she knows where your eyes are. One thing that makes it even more cute is she knows to close her eye when we ask her where her eyes first :)

So just when we were still sharing in the excitement about her most recent new word eye, she blew us away with something else. We made a trip to the store to pick up a few things and she was running up and downs the aisles with Matt, and she suddenly stopped in the kitchen section and pointed to a bowl and said bo-wuh.

But just keeps getting better! So yesterday I was working on some crafty things and I was cutting out letters to decorate some gift bags. I messed up on the letter "b" so I gave it to Kylie and told her it was the letter "b." She instantly said b!

Nope, I'm not quite done yet :)

Tonight as we were getting Kylie ready for bed, she was practicing all of her words in front of the mirror, as I was helping her brush her teeth. This is something she has done the past week or two...she will make faces at herself and then start saying all of the words she knows and just watch herself in the mirror. She has also started signing in the mirror is so precious to watch her do this! Anyhow, I decided to test her and I said Elmo....she then said Eh-mo!

Seeing so many new things close together is just awesome, and exciting! We are so very proud of our little girl! I love these moments more than anything :)

This last pic is of Kylie eating her first popsicle. She didn't really know what to make of was cold and just very different to her. It was one of the slow-melt popsicles, but don't let that fool you. They don't melt any slower than the regular ones, but they do have mini-sized ones and they are so cute!


Sophie's Story by Elaine said...

WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL news!!! It warms my heart to read this post.

JSmith5780 said...

What great progress!! Congrats!

MJStump said...

I know she is doing Fantastic!

It is so much fun for us, and we are really enjoying all of these happy times!

Simply amazing!

happy's mommy said...

ditto on what they said! Except I totally thought I left this message YESTERDAY! Somebody needs some St. John's Wart for sure!



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