Yes! She’s A Genius In The Making!

I know all Mom’s think that their children are geniuses but seriously… mine is. No really she is! 🙂

Not just beautiful but clever too! 🙂

I am astounded by rapidly she is developing and learning. There is not a day that doesn’t pass that I find myself staring at her, open mouthed, wondering where on earth she learned this or that!

It’s quite amazing. In their first year, their physical development is huge but the second year seems to be all about mental development and I am astounded each day by the new things that Ava is learning. School has clearly been the best thing for her. She is flourishing and blossoming into the most awesome little girl and each day I’m reminded by how blessed we are to call this child our own.

She also changes daily and is proving to be quite fickle, what she loves today, she won’t necessarily love tomorrow. Still not a fabulous eater, but I’ve stopped worrying about that. If she only eats one mouthful of food at dinner time, well then so be it. She’s much more of a grazer than an eater and is happy to nibble on mini meals throughout the day so we have adapted her dietary plan to that.

Ava has found her swimming legs. She loves it. She loves it so much, she actually makes me scared. Just this weekend, while we were swimming, she ran around the side of the pool and literally just launched herself off the side! I almost had a heart attack. She’s become strong enough to do monkey walking along the side of the pool, climb out by herself, climb in safely and float by herself. She’s also loving the new found ability to hold her breath and put her face under the water to fish out whatever toy may have gone under.

She’s taken perfectly to her big girl bed with no further issues, aside from waking earlier, before she used to sleep till between 06h30 & 7am, these days she’s waking before 6am but seems happy to “read” a book in bed with a Shaun the Sheep till we get up.

Her new favorite things are Fruit Dainties, Mickey Mouse Club House, especially when they call for Toodles. It’s so cute, she cups her hands around her mouth and helps shout out “OOoooh Toodles!”. And Dinosaurs. Oh my goodness, the child is crazy about Dinosaurs, a future palaeontologist perhaps?

Her vocabulary is huge, I can’t count the words she knows because she pretty much knows them all. She still gets confused between the differences between you and me. So when she wants me to help her, she’ll ask me to “help you” but it’s hugely cute. My favorite word is how she pronounces dirty, she has an obsession with dirt, can’t stand having dirt on her hands or on her feet and will require that whatever dirt is there is immediately cleaned off, however, I digress… so Walter and I ask her to say dirty about a thousand times a day because her pronunciation is so cute:  doity!

She loves technology, clearly takes after her father, and her favorite “toy” is to play with Walters Samsung Galaxy, especially the animal based app’s. She can recognize all the animal sounds and tell you the names of all the animals, unusual ones too,  she won’t say bird, she’ll tell you it’s an eagle or a parrot or an owl. Where did she learn all of this?????

The thing that has really astounded me is her numeracy. I was shocked to walk in on her stacking blocks on the weekend and overhearing her count the blocks she had stacked and the blocks still left to stack. I kid you not, she can count to 12! TWELVE! She’s not even 2! It’s very cute and she certainly seems to be loving the numbers. If you start counting she’ll take over and quickly count you up to 12. Clearly she has garnered Walter’s talent for numbers – that whole nature versus nurture thing.

So yes folks, we have a genius on our hands! 🙂

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  • Reply NickiD

    Cute 🙂 Luca also says “help you” and gets super confused between yours and mine!

    October 25, 2011 at 11:40 am
  • Reply zamom

    What astounds me though is how they are complete and utter sponges, remember the absolute smallest detail from months and months (and Zoe’s case even years) ago, only have to be told something once at school or see something once on the TV yet, do you think they can remember to always say please and thank you and that whining and saying “I want” is not allowed? Not a chance. They must hear those words more than 50 times per day and still I must constantly remind them!!! Mine are practising for their school concert (Noah’s Ark) so lots and lots of different animal songs which after 2 weeks both know all the words to perfectly. Selective learning I tell you, but well done Ava-Grace sure her manners are perfect unlike my 2 monkeys.

    October 25, 2011 at 11:54 am
  • Reply Elize

    Aaaaw! She’s such a perfect little girl! SO precious!!!!!

    October 25, 2011 at 1:12 pm
  • Reply darylfaure

    Amazing – I too sit in awe at this developmental phase of their lives. Dylan and Ava sound like a perfect match. His favourite book is a huge heavy encyclopedia on dinosaurs that my sister passed on. He looks like he can read, but is just reciting from one of his favourite books called “Starry Safari”.

    October 25, 2011 at 1:24 pm
  • Reply tzipieastwest

    Such a clever little girl ! Too cute !!

    October 25, 2011 at 4:17 pm
  • Reply letticefamily

    She is a very lucky girl, the looks and the brain 😉

    October 25, 2011 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply ems mommy

    Well done ag! U precious, beautiful, clever girl!

    October 25, 2011 at 7:55 pm
  • Reply TJ

    That’s Fantastic!So precious.

    October 25, 2011 at 9:07 pm
  • Reply Lea White

    I just love it when they learn so many new things every single day.

    October 25, 2011 at 10:40 pm
  • Reply Hanneke C

    Love it! Is that one of the best thing about being a mother, so see them learn and grow?

    October 26, 2011 at 12:34 am
  • Reply To Love Bella

    My GOLLY! How amazing – what a bright little doodle!! A future president – nevermind paleantologist! 🙂

    I have been wanting to post a similar post – but more along the lines of school. I am starting to have some reservations about sending Isabella to school next year @ 18 months…

    October 26, 2011 at 7:03 am
  • Reply Laura

    She certainly sounds like a genius 🙂

    October 26, 2011 at 1:48 pm
  • Reply Scared & Imperfect Mother

    Sharon she is stunning and smart!

    October 26, 2011 at 4:11 pm
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