Марго и новые достижения
Somehow I missed a few months of posting about Marge. But I feel that I should resume doing it, because I won’t remember these things after two or three years. My elder kids often ask about themselves, what they did when they were little like Marge, but I can’t answer most of the questions as I’ve already forgotten a lot of details.
So, speaking of Marge, the first thing I notice when I look through her pictures from the three past months is that she has much more hair now.
She learned how to stand without her hands touching anything in the beginning of April (not long after celebrating her first birthday) and she started trying to walk one month later. Now she is 14 months old, she can do it, but she doesn’t, she prefers walking on her knees (not crawling). I must admit though, she also likes to take my hand and stroll from one room to another in circles.
(UPDATE: Actually now, while I was writing this post, that took me a few days, all of a sudden she began to walk. Now walking and carrying things is her favourite activity through the day).
She understands a lot of words and says some too. She calls me when she wakes up. She says “papa” (father in Russian), “baba”, meaning either “babushka” (granny) or “babotchka” (butterfly), “koka” (“koshka” = cat), “gagaka” (“sobaka” = dog), “kuka” (“kukla” = doll), “gagA” (“glaza” = eyes). She repeats a lot of sounds.
Marge shows her eyes, ears and nose and loves reading books. She has some picture books about animals and seasons, but her favourite is a Russian folk tale book about a hen who made a golden egg. The tale is very simple and lets us play some actions with Marge, like hitting the egg, egg rolling (I show it with my hands), saying “no” while shaking our heads, crying and comforting.
Marge sleeps one time per day and obviously is an owl, which doesn’t fit so well in our usual rhythm of life. She’s the one who wakes up the last in the whole family.
Marge loves being with dad. She goes up in his hands right after he returns home from work and cries every time I try to take her back to me to give her father some time to have a dinner and some rest.
Marge eats different things and loves veggie soup and yoghurt. I’m still nursing though. Recently she foynd a chocolate candy in Anastasia’s school bag. She unwrapped it and ate a half from it (and stayed surprisingly clean after it). She plays with dolls feeding them.
Marge is my most patient subject by now, so here is a ton of pictures of her I took during her 12th and 13th months.
No, it’s not a poltergeist. It’s Anastasia.
Funny bedroom activities.
Oh, she is such an awesome helper! She is in charge of laundry!
О, Марго — такая помощница! Стирка в её руках!