We went to the 4th of July celebration put on by the city of El Cerrito, and in describing where we were going, we called it a “party.” Of course, Maia thought that meant a birthday party, so Tom clarified, “It’s a different party.” Now Maia refers to that festival as “different party.”
Tom got a bunch of nice pics of Beanbean at the playground next to the festival. It’s hard to say what’s better in Maia’s book — jumping or climbing?
Earlier this week, Beanie my baby accidentally bumped into me, and said, “Sorry.” Just like that. It was so odd and adult! And last week I did something for her (helped her reach something or opened something for her or some such), and she simply said, “Thank you.” Kinda freaks me out! So un-baby-like!
Maia likes to stand on furniture, stick her toes over the edge, and say, “jump!” but until now she hadn’t jumped down from anything higher than a stairstep. She was standing on the bench/coffee table yesterday when Tom told her, “ok, go ahead, you can jump!”
She is counting in Korean, so cute! She can count in English to twenty, but she tends to skip nineteen. When reciting her ABC’s she often skips I, O, and U. The end of the alphabet is the cutest: “double-doo, ek, why-you, zeee!”
Another Maia-ism is that when she stands on something, she will say, “baby top!” She says this, too, when she puts one object on top of something else; like if she puts a teddy bear on a table, she might say, “bear top!”
Her most common requests for drawings in her notebook are “baby hand!” and “big bana!”
I’ve been drawing my banas with spots, so she puts spots on her attempts, too.