25 January 2017

Aila is 3 and a Half

Aila is the funniest little character! She is quirky and imaginative, she loves role playing, she loves cuddles and kisses, her soft toys are her favs, and most of all, she loves to sing!

She can do up her own buttons! One day she just came to me after getting dressed into her pyjamas and showed me how she did up her buttons all by herself! No instruction needed.

She is sooo up and down all day, everyday. The tiniest things can set her off. She isn't that good at learning from her mistakes either. She will spill her cup by holding is clumsily, and do it again, and again throughout the day. Drives me nuts!

She will always linger in the bathroom after washing her hands and just play with the water and soap. That drives me nuts too lol! Wastes all the soap! But now, I just fill up he sink a little and let her play with the cups. She stays in there for ages!

She loves making Taiki laugh by making silly faces or playing with toys.

She is a ball of emotions, imagination, and playfulness.

She has a great singing voice and will sing all day! Lately she has been into the Moana soundtrack and knows all the words and quips in between. She will often tell me that I am singing it wrong and it sing it like this.

She does not like to wear pants, even when it is freezing outside. She still likes to squeeze into the fairy costume that's made for a one year old.  She has accepted now though that she cannot go outside in the cold if she is wearing that with her undies half hanging out lol. She will promptly go put on some pants to go pick up Reia from the bus stop.

She is very creative and loves to make Aqua Beads creations for hours. She also likes to give her creations names! Some are Squibbly, Snibbly, and Creamy. We have run out of most of the beads so she has figured out to make them in the same shapes and just change the colours. It is very good for her to learn how to concentrate on one thing and also for her fine motor skills and she is still a bit clumsy.

It takes her so long to go to bed. Sometimes she zonks out early at around 6pm, but most times, whether she takes a nap or not, she is up until 11pm or later just chatting and rolling around on the beds. I have to send Reia to bed first and by herself so that Aila doesn't keep her up! Once Reia and Taiki are both asleep, then  can send Aila to bed and she gets bored and falls asleep about 15 minutes later. 

If she starts running, you can guarantee that she will fall over and hurt herself. She does it all.the.time. She has inherited my skyscraper-of-a-big-toe and will sometimes just be walking normally and will just all of a sudden trip over herself!

She can make any toy look exciting! She plays with anything she can get her hands on and comes up with names and stories and always entices other kids to her play. If she has no toys, she will simply play with her fingers! She has dubbed her pointer finger, Mr. Finger. He's quite the gent.

She can now walk to the big park near our house and back! Great practice for when she starts going to kindy! I hope that she doesn't cry and make a big scene once she starts going... but that may be wishful thinking. She is very vocal about her feelings and will tell me if she feels a certain way!

When she knows she has done something wrong, she will usually lie and tell me that it wasn't her or she hasn't done anything. But recently, I have started telling her that she needs to tell me and that I won't be mad if she tells me the truth. So now when she has done something she will exclaim with a squeaky voice, "It was meeeee!"

Her skin keeps flaring up in different places. We got some medicine for her to drink which seemed to be quite effective, but it doesn't cure the problem. She is always breaking out in rashes and spots and itches constantly. The doctors say it isn't eczema which makes it harder to treat. It's nameless at the moment and is really affecting her body and makes her irritable, especially in the middle of the night.

Her Japanese is getting better little by little. She sometimes stutters in English and it takes her a while to form certain words or a sentence, so speaking in Japanese is even more challenging sometimes. She surprises me though sometimes, and will say pretty good Japanese to kids her age while they are playing! It's usually something like, "Watashi oni janai yo!" lol She doesn't like to chase other people and get's even more scared if others are chasing her.

She is very into puzzles now and does her Frozen one over and over again. Once she is done, she likes to take a big bow! lol

She is an amazing little girl who teaches me about patience and living in the moment. I am trying to enjoy these last couple months of being at home with her before she shoots off to school!

Love you, Aila x 

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