Makayla is really starting to increase her vocabulary. It's the cutest thing. Tessa still loves being a big sister, and teaching Makayla new things every day. Makyala is very very good at climbing, making animal sounds and singing most of the abc song, and dressing up. Thanks to Tessa. Tessa is getting good at changing Makayla and helping her to the potty (Makayla is kinda starting to potty train). Tessa also thinks she can read now. I have been letting her play on an online learning site on the computer. She reads along with the stories they have, then later she will get one of her own books and "read it" to Makayla. She really just has her stories memorized. Tessa is also getting good at taking pictures.
Makayla got into one of my Mom's drawers and dressed herself. She was pretty proud of herself and thought she looked pretty good. I thought she was pretty cute too.
Picture taken by Tessa
Makayla has also become quite proficient at eating despite her only having 7 teeth. Speaking of teeth Tessa had surgery on November 11th of last year. She got 2 root canals and some feelings. It was really hard for me to watch her have surgery and even harder for Hazen because I made him take her and do every thing on his own. She was not herself for a day or two, but now she is really good. She eats better then she did before for the most part, she also is not in pain all of the time. Yeah!! Most importantly she hardly ever forgets to brush her teeth. She loves her new sparkly teeth and wants them to look good and feel good. This terrible thing turned out to be good in some ways. Makayla's also had a tooth experience, although hers was a little less traumatic. She was playing in the bathroom and chipped her front tooth on the toilet. She screamed for a half hour, and didn't eat very well for about three days. When I took her to the dentist there was good news. It was pretty superficial, there was no further damage to the root or any thing. The dentist shaved off the sharp part of her tooth and sent us on our way. Makayla now screams bloody murder when we brush her teeth, but her tooth has come out of her gums a little more and looks almost the same length as her other front tooth.