Hailey being #3 gets to be carted around from one practice to another and one game to another. For the most part, she does okay. She prefers to be able to run freely, but since I enjoy watching both of the boys play sports, that doesn't happen often. Otherwise I'd spend the entire game chasing her off the field and removing her from other people's conversations. I've named her the team toddler. She enjoys walking down the side of the field waving and chatting with people as she goes. If they have a blanket out, she will plop down and join them. Thankfully, most people don't seem to mind her visits (which just encourages her!). She does like cheering for the boys (and occasionally the other team!).
We haven't seen many tantrums with Hailey, yet. We have seen maybe two. She does a good job of letting us know what she wants. She has spent a few minutes in time-out recently. I'm not sure she understands it all, but I remove her from the situation and place her in a chair. That is not what she wants to do so it makes her mad. She has a bad habit of grabbing people's face. Anyone have a suggestion? She doesn't seem to intend to hurt someone. Almost as if it is her way of saying Hi. Our other behavior issue is throwing things. When she is finished with her plate, there it goes....like a frisbee. She recently threw my phone at her brother's head (right where he was recovering from an accident between his head and a landscaping stone). I would love suggestions!!!
We have seen an increase in signing and spoken words. She rocked her last speech therapy session! Her speech therapist actually said we are probably going to take a break again because she is doing so well. We'll see how this week's appointment goes. I'm hoping to take the summer off from therapy. I'd like to see how she does just being Hailey...just playing and learning on her own.
I still watch her walk in amazement. I'm not sure when this will wear off! She's getting sturdier on her feet and faster. She likes to be with the big kids!
|Cheering for Ian!|
|Dancing in the car.|
|Modeling her new dress.|
|Love watching her walk and play outside!|