Lesson #130: Fancy That Up

This is probably one of the best things I’ve ever done. Mila’s changing table is on top of her dresser and started as nothing but a wood cubby hole. When she was very little I added decals* all over the space, (probably after a suggestion from my cousin), to entertain Mila while she was being changed or dressed.

November 4, 2012.
15 months, 21 days.

As she got older, Mila would start pointing at the different animals and I would name them. Now that she’s more than a year old, we go through the animals every night as I lotion her and dress her in her PJs, naming the animals and making the animal sounds. Mila recognized the giraffe right away and is becoming more familiar with the tiger, lion, snake, monkey, kola, hippo, rhino and elephant. She knows that the lion and tiger go “rahh!”, the monkey goes “ooo, ooo, ooo”, and she’s learning that the snake makes a “sssss” sound.

On a side note, Mila has been making the piggy sound for months now (snorting) and we’ve taught her a few others, (the cow says “moo”, for example). It’s been difficult getting this on camera, however, the other day I succeeded!


*I picked up the decals at a local department store for less than ten dollars. One sheet was more than enough to cover the space. 

Mila’s Discovered Her Nose!

This is back from July 22, when Mila was one year, 8 days old.

A couple of weeks ago I asked Mila where her nose was and she showed me then stuck her finger up her nose. No matter how many times I told her, “no, yucky”, she’d further push her finger up her nostril.

Lately, I’ve been trying to get her to point out her belly button. She’s definitely found her belly and today she walked around grabbing her belly and giggling. Soon after I caught her walking around with her finger in her belly button.


Update! It’s difficult catching the things Mila does on camera or video, and quite often as soon as I turn the camera on, she stops whatever it is she is doing. It took a while, but I caught this on camera. She did this so often that I think she became frustrated or had enough of being our monkey. 🙂

September 18, 2012 // 14 months, 4 days.