Hello! We often get asked about gift ideas for Allie around this time of year (no surprise) so I like to talk about what she is doing so everyone can decide for themselves what they want to get for her. Of course, no gifts are ever required or expected!!
Allie is still the ever moving girl. She loves to dance and move and run and play. She loves music of all kinds. She is in a ballet class and loves to put on her tutus. She loves things that make music or noise in general. She also likes to be able to push a button or press a paw or a foot and get something to happen - something musical or talking.
She loves her dolls and can put them to bed like a professional! I'm sure changing their clothes is right around the corner.
She is loving LeapFrog these days. We have 2 DVDs that she could watch continually - they are The Talking Words Factory and the Letter Factory. If there are more, I"m sure she'd love them. If there are flashcards or books with the Leap Frogs on them (Tad (her fave), Leap or Lilly) she would like that.
One of the things we are working on this year for her therapy include her attention span. It's really short right now. So, we are looking for a small desk that she can get in and out of easily so we can work on activities at a desk of her own. We will be doing more coloring, playdough and things that use her small motor skill to build her strength and start getting her ready for writing and (yikes) kindergarden. So, that leaves the want and need list wide open.
She is a computer/iPhone girl which is why we are looking at the LeapPad item. A big item, so our entire family is welcome to go in together. :-)
Another one of Allie's favorite things is the books I create for her - primarily through Shutterfly or Walgreens, so gift cards to those places are helpful. Stores we also love include: The Parent Teacher Store and two online stores we just found MindWare.com and Hearthsong.com and of course, SigningTime.com (still hooked on this more than anything - just ordered the new "Potty Time" to get ready for that adventure. Our favorite clothing stores are Gymboree and A Child's Place.
That's Allie in a nutshell. She is very typically your sweet little girl. She is learning to pretend so much more than just a few months ago. She is very active and playful. Thanks for thinking of her and asking about her!!
Sunday, November 7, 2010
From a physical therapy perspective - we need to get things for Allie to climb on - like an indoor slide. She will need to practice climbing up, sitting on the slide - which requires lots of twisting and turning to get into place - and sliding down (which she LOVES). We will also get her an outdoor swing/slide set - our aim is before next summer. The rest of the PT stuff is really stuff we will do with her - get her kneeling, moving toys that require her to walk and push, etc.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Sunday, November 22, 2009
I had so many people come to my birthday party and send me wonderful cards and presents. Thank you all so much! I didn't get to open my presents at my party because Mommy didn't think we'd have time and that I'd pay attention. So, we opened them between my party and my birthday. We would have opened them sooner, but I got sick and didn't feel like doing anything but sitting with Mommy. I hope you understand. Here is a picture of me and all my cool presents. Thank you all so much!!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Whoo hoo! I'm going to be 2 really soon! I'm so excited about it. I'm not able to sign that I'm two yet, but Mommy tells me I have another week to work on it.
No one has to get me any presents for my birthday, but Mommy said people have been asking what I want, so I thought I should update my list. So, My Wish List is officially updated. As you can see... I've got a lot of Winnie the Pooh's, but not too many of the other characters from the 100 Acre Woods. Mommy says I'm going to be a Disney Girl. Hmmmmmm.
Please come play with me. I love company!
Monday, December 29, 2008
so wonderful! I'm on vacation from school this
week and now I have lots of time to play with my
toys. I'm hanging out with my Aunts Tammy and
Trisha. I'm having fun showing them my toys, too!
Aunt Trisha brought me cool presents!
Me, Aunt Tammy and Dexter
Happy New Year!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Allie got some wonderful things for her birthday. She now has a dolly to hug, blocks to build with, cool clothes to wear including Santa outfits, books to read, toys that beep, bang, sing, rattle and blow bubbles! She has puzzles to learn to put together and toys that tell her the alphabet, shapes, colors, animals and her own Little Al elephant puppet and tea set. She is one very lucky and very loved little girl. Thank you so much for being part of her first birthday.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Allie and her Mommy and Daddy
It's an Allie present!