Friday, October 12, 2007

E is for Nanor

Eleanor is constantly impressing me with her memory. Tonight in her bath she was talking about "baby Ethan." In June, we saw some of our friends who have a baby named Ethan (and Jordan who's almost three). Ethan was asleep in his swing for most of our visit. Tonight when Eleanor started talking about baby Ethan, I asked her what he was doing. She answered, "swing swing." I think people seriously underestimate young children's memories. Eleanor is also very good at remembering people's names. Sometimes she will randomly start talking about someone by name and it will take me a long time to figure out who she is talking about.

In other Eleanor news, her imagination seems to be off and running. She mimics, pretends and narrates constantly. My calculator has become her phone. An empty medicine bottle has become alternately bubble tea or just bubbles (she pretends to pull a wand out and blow). This sheet became her "shower." I'm not sure why, but she thought it was hilarious.

Eleanor's new favorite pasttime is "play puzzles." This alphabet one is a favorite, even though it's missing the letter G. She knows most of her letters now and likes to associate them with words. M is for mommy. D is for Daddy. E is for "Nanor."


The Fanks said...

That's amazing that she knows so many letters!

Sooz said...

I love how kids let their imaginations run and wish it overflowed into adult life. Life would be much more fun if we all used our imaginations more. I saw post-it notes yesterday that had the alphabet on them such as A=Apple...etc. The other post-its had spanish version. Thought it was interesting that people would buy them and "Post" them around their home to learn.