Welcome to another week of Mama Loves!
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I'm excited to see what you'll have to share with us this week!
So, I was going to do this really cute thing with the girls and the drawing for the nail polish, but the girls' 18 month check-up happened, and, just for fun, this happened while we were there:
Not pretty. Neither was our evening.
So...there is no cute drawing. Just good ole random.org.
And the winner is (enter a Griswold drum roll here):
#4 = Mandy from My Life as Described by Twin Trials and Triumphs.
Yay! Congrats! A bottle of Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous will be on its way to you shortly!
P.S. Brynne is a-okay! She just has a shiner. The benefit of face-planting into a metal chair at the pediatrician's office, is that you get a thorough check-up, and your daughter gets an icepack that is shaped like a penguin.
A win/win situation, I say.
On with my Mama Loves for this week!
At six months, I began diligently using sign language with the girls. Simple things like "more" and "milk".
By eight months, I was pretty sure our girls were sign language failures. At nine months, I was sure of it.
Around 10 months, I regained hope! They clapped for "more". Hallelujah!
Maybe I was too hasty to call them failures.
At 13 months the girls began picking up tons of sign language. It was awesome! I could do a sign once or twice, and they would have it!
This website, Signing Savvy is awesome! You type in a word or phrase you want to know how to sign, and there's a video of a guy showing you the sign! Sometimes diagrams are unclear to me--video is, for sure, the way to go!
I consult Signing Savvy just about every day. I'm constantly coming across words or phrases that I think would be helpful for the girls to learn.
Since our girls aren't very verbal, I love that they have a way to communicate things to us through sign language--cuts down on frustration for the girls, and for Mama too! More than that, it's just fun!
Check it out! I hope you find it helpful too!
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