Pointing Things Out

Well, we have a bonified pointer. In the last few days Karoline has blown me away with her ability to learn new objects. Last night I showed her a match box car and I "drove" it around. After giving her the car she got on her knees and pushed it around as well and attempted to make the same "vroom vroom" sounds I was making. It amazes me that she only has to be shown something one time to learn how to do it. Side note: funny story she has to be told no several times to get that point across. She sure is a determined and sometimes stubborn little thing, no clue where she gets that from. Anyway, this morning when I brought her toys out I noticed that the same car we were playing with was sitting next to her toy box. I asked her, "Karoline where is your car?" She pointed right at the car, said, "car" and brought it right to my hand. She is such a smarty pants!

The other day while watching Karoline on FaceTime my mom said that she was sure that all Nana's think their grand-babies are smart but that Karoline has to be gifted. I of course feel the same, so it got me to thinking about what I can do to help her learn. I'm really looking forward to moving into our home so that we can explore more outside as well as do crafts. It's kind of hard to let a child have creative freedom when you are worried about ruining carpet that is not yours. In our new house the mail floor is hard wood so she will have the whole area to create and play with out worry. Thank goodness for Pinterest, I have so many ideas that I can't wait to pursue!

Tomorrow I get to do a big shopping trip... you know you're a mom when you are excited to go grocery shopping!

Blessings to all.


It's been a while since I've taken the time to blog. I know I need to make it a priority but once Karoline is in bed I love to just sit and do nothing for a little bit!

However, I needed to make sure I took a minute to give a Karoline update ...
Karoline now has complete recognition of objects! In the bath tub I asked her, "Where's your duck?" She scooted over and picked up her yellow rubber duck and held it up with such pride. She can also retrieve socks, shoes, her blanket, and her stuffed puppies on command. She can find her water cup when I ask if she needs a drink and she also goes to the pantry when she is hungry. I am in awe with how much she is learning and how quickly. Another fun recognition, when we were at the park she saw a real dog and still was saying pu pu pu (puppy). Not only does she know her toy puppy but she knows real puppies too! My mother's heart is full of pride. I am so thankful to be her mommy.

Today we received such a great blessing that is a true reminder that we must always trust. "Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed in the man who trusts Him!" -Psalm 34:8