I got out my daughter's old dollhouse for Hazel (who will be two in September) and she loves it. Here she is swinging the baby doll in the swing. This kid is so much fun and talks so well. She signs too but her talking! She skinned her knee yesterday and said "Nana cleans the ouchy part and puts a bandaid on it" which is a line from a book she has. She has an amazing auditory and visual memory too! Blows our mind. She is starting to tell us about events that happened in the past too. She just moved up to the two year old room and is the youngest kid in her group again. The parents go to meet the teacher, etc. and sevral other parents kept asking Hannah and Jeremy how she is talking so well, and commented must not be your first, etc. She was apprently pointing to things in the room and telling her parents this is x's cup and this is y's backpack, etc. Most of the other kids cannot name the kids much less the things that belong to them. We are blessed!
A few weeks ago I attended an online virtual reading retreat. So nice to have a social life without leaving my bed. I was in bad shape and skipped Friday night but did join in all day Saturday though laying down through most of it. These books (and so many others) were highly recommended to us (each person got two minutes to pitch a book! I did The Thirteenth Tale and got about fifteen people to agree to group read it in October!) and I immediately ordered them. Many more went on my wish list for Amazon or for the library. It was so much fun with reading sprints, games, panels, etc. and I look forward to another one sometime!