Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Video Update

Rose is growing and changing in leaps and bounds these days. Her vocabulary is exploding. It's definitely time to start really watching what we say. She's a little mimic, and more often than not, I think she understands the words, too.

One of Rose's favorite things is music. She loves to dance to a variety of tunes. You'll see her jamming to Mo in this first video. Rose and I go see Mo sing on some Friday mornings. She usually spends the next two days talking about Mo. She loves to visit our local coffee shop that has a piano in the corner. "Panno, Mamma!" She can barely reach the keys, but she loves to play. And she's started to sing a variety of songs on her own.

Rose is on the phone a lot, but Sheepers is on the phone even more. It's pretty cute to listen in to her conversations. This one isn't very long, Sheepers hogs the phone time.

On Thursday mornings, Rose and I go to swim class. In the past few weeks she has gotten up the courage to jump off the side of the pool. She does it with a huge smile. Last week, she wore goggles for the first time and, with my help, dove under the water to retrieve a rubber ring from the pool stairs. I was so impressed. Here she is in her bath tonight, dunking herself for the first time. She uses the prompt from swimming class: Ready, Go!

We've had a beautiful fall/winter here. It's barely rained at all. Though it's been in the 30s, I find it perfect weather for this time of year. Here's a clip of Rose bundled up and playing at Washington Park. It's a bit long, but it's a good one. You'll see her "Cheese" for the camera, then say "Bye-bye Alligator" (a new favorite saying), then spontaneously burst into her version of It's Raining, It's Pouring, and she'll finish up with a slide.

Here are a few pictures of the last month to end with. Did I mention how much she loves Sheepers?