I keep thinking that I really need to record things that have been happening over the past two weeks, because it has been a plethora of amazing firsts around here. In the past fourteen days, we have finally heard Katrina sing Happy Birthday (and then demand a slice of cake as if the two were intricately linked). She has also been singing recognizable sections (instead of just words) of Itsy-Bitsy Spider, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, and parts of the ABC song. She has been very adamant about taking her pants on and off as well as her shirts (and has actually been able to do both). She has started to sign parts of the alphabet and has reverted to using some of the sign language that we used before she started talking. Katrina has also started to draw sort of recognizable things. After John drew a piece of cake on a plate, Katrina drew the same and you could see the round object (plate) with another object placed on top of it. Not quite Van Gogh, but definitely the beginning of pattern recognition coupled with fine motor skills. And two days ago she said her first word in Romanian: casa! The first few times it sounded more like Cosa, but eventually as we pulled up to our house and I pointed to our home, asking her in Romanian what is that?, she said "Casa!" And she was right. So cool!
There is one other big first for Katrina, but I will leave it up to John to post about it tonight.