Monday, June 25, 2007

Harper's 10 word sentence today (describing the image on her sippy cup at lunch):

The piggy is putting a ribbon on the big horsey.

After Harper said this, I happened to count it out. This is pretty typical however. Harper often says things that are still pretty funny to hear a little girl who isn't even two say. When the leappad she was playing with made the wrong sound, she said "Uh oh, try again, that was random."

In addition to her great grasp of language, Harper is pretty good with numbers too. She can count to 10 in English (actually she can count to 100+ in English), Spanish, French and German; she can, by sight, recognize up to four objects (or any combination of fingers up to 10); she knows which numbers are bigger or smaller than others; she has number conservation (if you tell her to count from 13, she will start 14, 15...). She can also subtract one from numbers (count backwards - if there are seven bites on her tray and we ask her how many will be left if she eats one, she knows it's six). Harper likes to count all the time. In addition to singing millions of songs, especially the ABC's, she will often just start counting things - cars, cows, tree, butterflies, anything she can see out the car window.

Harper is learning lots of flowers and plants. She recognizes and names all the crops between our house and her cousins' house in Strathmore (corn, walnuts, grapes, oranges, olives, pomegranate) and she knows lots of flowers and likes to point them out from the car window, during walks, or in books (agapanthas, jasmine, roses, daisies, zinnias, tulips, sunflowers, daffodils, poppies, lilies, morning glories...)

Harper is also loving the new house and New Baby (aka Baby Brother). In fact, when asked her favorite thing about the new house, Harper said, "Baby Brother will live here."

Needless to say, we are having fun.

That's all for the blog for now, but we have lots more that will come soon.


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