Poppy is 1000 days old today!
Poppy’s really thinned out and sped up. At 18 months, she’s about the same height as she was at 14 months, but seems much more thin. Must be all the running, jumping, and climbing she does. She can happily run in a circle for 15 minutes, or bounce on a bed for 30.
She’s started school at “The Friend’s School” this week, in the 1 year old class three days a week for three hours each day. Two of her buddies are in the same class, and 5 other kids along with two teachers who attempt semi-organized activities.
About the friend’s school (from their website):
Based on the view that growth is social and emotional as well as intellectual, Friends School’s Preschool Program provides young children with a positive early school experience in a loving and fun learning environment. We believe that the preschool years are an important foundation that is best supported with love, respect and encouragement. At Friends, caring, dedicated teachers and staff come together with parents to provide a nurturing, family-like atmosphere in which to learn and grow.
Poppy is now using her potty.
She’s been sitting on it for a while, but this weekend was the first time she actually used it successfully (twice so far). We, of course, cheered and encouraged her… But I think it just clicked in her brain that was what she was supposed to do. I don’t expect that we’re going to have a terribly high success rate right away, but it’s great to be on that path.
Poppy has long been termed as a “rough neck” and she certainly earns that title, loving to be thrown around and tickled and rough housing with her peers or adults alike.
She has just started spinning around in circles to get herself dizzy.
It’s one of the cutest things I’ve ever witnessed.
The downside is that she already staggers like a drunk anytime she’s tired and sometimes when she’s not… so this just adds to the appearance that she is seconds away from being face-down on the ground.
Oh well, she puts up with the bumps and bruises admirably.
Mom and Sam drove to Louisville for a few days this past weekend+ (Friday – Tuesday).
We all had a wonderful visit and they played with poppy almost nonstop… as expected. We took full advantage of the free babysitting and went out a few nights and on the whole, were less than adequate hosts, but they didn’t seem to mind.
Mom’s posted her photos here, and below is a slideshow