In the past month, she has started doing more playing and reading on her own. When we try to help or do something for her, she will often say “no, yoane”, meaning no, Sloane do it. We need to work on her S sounds. She kinda tries to dress herself, but frequently puts her pants on her head first. Sloane likes to draw, which she says “sdraw”. We just need to watch where the markers end up. Also, she sucked on a crayon the other day when I was looking. She ended up with a green mouth and some how a green streak on her bum.
The 4th of July was the Bramble beach bonanza! My parent’s rented the same house as last year and it was full of Brambles (and Zipfels). Sloane had a lot more fun at the beach than last year, as she can walk and run (well, she can walk pretty fast)
We got some good beach time in, despite the cooler temps. Sloane wanted to run out and become a mermaid, and the cold Pacific ocean didn’t bother her at all.
We had to warm up in the hot tub after trips to the beach!
My family likes to dig at the beach and this year’s project became known as the grand canyon as it was very long a down to the water table.
We had lots of good food, and got to hang out. We had a deer that came by every morning, and Sloane was the first one to say that the deer “ran ran” away. Sloane even got to watch her first movie: The Good Dinosaur (this movie is about a young dinosaur and a caveboy- who Sloane referred to as the “baby”. She was very concerned about this baby for the duration of the movie).
There were fireworks and pop-its, though pictures of those are not too fun to look at so we left them out. Each kid made a crafty mask and there were bubbles to be blown. Also, anyone who has hung out with Sloane knows she eventually needs to read a book, so there were books to read.
Sloane even got in a little time with Nini. She got to spend a little one-on-one time with most people. And, she eventually warmed up enough to Jason to boop his nose.
It was sad to have the weekend some to an end. But, we will all get to hangout again at Thanskgiving.