We brought Olivia back her first souvenir from a vacation. It's a t-shirt with markers that she can color. Then it can be washed and she can color it over and over and over. She was so excited and couldn't wait to get started on it when she woke up yesterday morning.
So she sat at her little table and she colored for almost a half hour without coming up for air. This is a LONG time for Olivia to sit with one activity. As she sat there, I heard her spelling out her name - very slowly. I thought it was odd, but then realized there was a space for her name under the picture. How did she know that?
When she showed it to me, I almost cried. It is the very first time she had ever even come close to coloring inside the lines. I know a lot of kids color inside the lines a lot younger, but I am so proud of her. And she made an attempt at writing her name, which I had NO idea she knew how to spell. At first, I was baffled by the letters, then I realized that she had written it backwards and upside down. Strange...interesting. What could THAT mean? I guess we'll find out soon enough if that's something to be concerned about.
In the meantime, here's the Masterpiece...