Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Potty Trained? Walking? Signing? Could it be???

The answer is...Yes! Yes! and Yes! And I have a video to prove it (minus the peeing in the toilet, of course)!

The video has some bad sound near the end. My computer crashed during the upload and I lost everything so I had to use what I had.

I am sure if you read one of my previous posts then you already know that I am signing away. But since we have been gone (Minnesota and Tennessee) I have developed some new tricks! Not only am I walking but I am peeing in the toilet. Yes, that's right, I peed in the toilet tonight. Dad took off my diaper and held me over the toilet before bedtime and within 30 seconds I peed! I think it shocked Mom and Dad more than it did me. I'll keep you posted as to whether or not they can read my signs for the need to pee!

And if peeing in the toilet wasn't cool enough, now I am walking! It's a little difficult but I am getting there. Little baby steps right now as I try to get my feet under me. Soon enough I'll be off and running and terrorizing the whole house.

I hope you enjoyed the movie and will encourage me to use my signs and speak the next time you see me!

Update from last week:

Dad had to fly up to St Paul for a business trip while Mom and I stayed home and packed for our trip to TN. Dad flew into Raleigh around 530pm and we picked him up and began an 8 hour drive to Chattanooga to visit Grandma and see one of Dad's friends get married.

Seeing Grandma is always fun and being able to play with her dog was great! She licks me (the dog, not Grandma!) in my face every time she gets near me but I keep asking for more by returning and trying to bark at her. I mastered the bark sound (as you can see in the video) while playing with her all weekend. The sign for dog is to pat your thigh and then snap your fingers. I pass on the thigh part and just try to snap my fingers.

The wedding was also a blast. I danced all night but tried not to steal the limelight from the bride. It was a good thing I started walking over the weekend or I would not have had as much fun as I did. Sorry I don't have any pictures from the weekend but I do have one of the Merry-Go-Round that we rode on before leaving Chattanooga.

Until next time...


Pouring water into my cup!


redheadedhowler said...

Hooray Maya,
So many milestones. Love the walking with hands up -- Henry's doing the same. Can you come up here and work with Eleanor on the potty training thing?

Anonymous said...

I love her signing and "sitting approach." Wonderful video.

Anonymous said...

Maya, Ginger really misses you. She went up to your room yesterday looking for you. She wanted to play with you.

I am so glad we got to see you really walking. You are so cute