Avery loves to pretend. She’s taken to being the characters in her favorite movies lately. She assigns herself Nemo and I usually get to be Dory. Sometimes Daddy and Evelyn get to play too. She tells detailed stories from the movies about how the characters were feeling and what happened and what they said. It’s one of the most adorable things to see her get going on a story and talk talk talk with her little two year old voice and pronunciation.
She is also learning family roles. Everything is a Mommy, Daddy or baby. We went to the store a while ago and found a tank of live fish. We stuck her in front of it to entertain her for a few minutes while Ivan ran around getting things on the list and soon every fish was either a Mommy, Daddy or baby fish. Her cars are Daddy cars, and sometimes the babies are “Evelyn.”
We went to the Tropicarium last week (it’s kind of a smaller inside version of a zoo mixed with an aquarium) and Avery LOVED it. We went to see them feed the sharks and she was so excited about the “man in bendy slippers” that fed the “whales.” We never did get her to concede that they were sharks. She also really liked the marmosets. To her they were monkeys. We also saw snakes, spiders, lizards, guinea pigs, birds and lots of fish.
Avery loves playgroup and rhyme time. She loves to get out of the house and explore the world. She likes nursery and the park too. She has started making friends here and we hear about her friends a lot. She also likes her Daddy to read her stories. Most nights she chooses Daddy to put her to bed. She’s learning to count in English and Hungarian and can get to ten in either language, although she’s more consistent in Hungarian I think. She also knows the sign for W and can point out an A, L, E, and O. Sometimes she gets other letters too.
Oh hank you!: oh thank you!
fickits: fix it
so pitty: so pretty
If you ask she’ll tell you all about her “brown curly hair” and brown eyes and how Daddy has blue eyes and Mommy has brown “traits” (straight) hair.