Thursday, November 04, 2010

Spotlight on: Katydid

photo by Jason M.
She is so grown up! The stuff that comes out of her mouth, you would think she is four years old going on thirty. She's very petite, so she often surprises adults. Some people will ask me if she and David are twins, but that is always before she opens her mouth. She can wax eloquent on any number of topics.

I have often described Katy as "intense," which has been true ever since her birth. She knows what she wants and when she wants it, and she will go to great lengths to try to make it happen. She's very persistent, and I hope that serves her well later in life.

She amazes me everyday with the new things she is learning. She goes on kicks...right now she is into puzzles and words. I bought a 60 piece and 100 piece puzzle at a garage sale in October. I brought them home and she had mastered them in a couple of days and wanted more. I grabbed all the 100 piece puzzles that the 2nd hand store had, and she rotates through them on a daily basis. She's also become interested in combining letter sounds to make words. We've worked through a few of the short vowel early readers, and Brian taught her how to copy words from the dictionary using her magnetic letters. She plays early reader games on starfall. She'll do these things for a month or so, and then get fixated on something else.

She is very social and is desperate to play with other girls her age all the time. Playing by herself is not a strong point (now that I have David, I know that some kids just do better playing by themselves). She wants organized activity every moment of every day. I'm so thankful for preschool and Awana, because I just have a hard time keeping her busy all day.

She loves her brothers and in many ways sets the tone for our family. Katy keeps me busy, but I wouldn't have it any other way. She is a strong, passionate, and persistent little girl with a big future ahead of her. I look forward to helping her figure it out.


Pam said...

She's such a smart girl but also such a sweet girl. Isn't it hard to believe that she's four? The last couple of years have just flown past me. Jack loves her picture by the way.

Kelsey said...

So much of what you say about Katy reminds me of Harper. Although Harper can play well by herself and Michael is the one who wants company all the time.

She's so smart Em! Kindergarten next year, right?

Emily said...

Yes, Kels, kindergarten next year. About which I am all panicked: where, oh where? I'm sure there will be more posts on this coming February.

Oma Froehle said...

Katy is a survivor! That kid has the tenacity of a boa constrictor! The puzzles and games and attention to detail reminds me a lot of you, Em! But you were a lot more agreeable. LOL!!

We love our Katy-bug! She's a "carrot" (character) as her Aunt Mel would say.